Story: Tangihanga – death customs

Rituals of encounter: hongi (4th of 3)

Rituals of encounter: hongi

This group line up to hongi one another during a tangi. The deceased is in the tent.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, J. R. Wall Collection
Reference: 1/2-017648; F
Photograph by John Reginald Wall

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Rawinia Higgins, 'Tangihanga – death customs - Tangihanga in modern times', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Rawinia Higgins, published 5 May 2011