In traditional Māori societies, the marae was one site of adult learning. Oratory skills were practised by those with speaking rights, while others learned by listening. This 1885 painting shows a rangatira (chief) speaking to a large group of attentive listeners.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil on canvas by Sam Stuart
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