Story: Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia

Pūtiki pā

Pūtiki pā

This image from the mid-1800s shows a peaceful and quiet scene at Pūtiki pā, near the mouth of the Whanganui River. The three figures sitting on the ground to the right are carving. The man to the left carries a baby on his back. Other figures in the background sit quietly.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-142-003
Watercolour by John Gilfillan

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How to cite this page:

Ross Calman, 'Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia - Te whare tapere', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/40192/putiki-pa (accessed 16 May 2021)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013