Story: Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori

Joseph Filemu (2nd of 2)

Joseph Filemu

Joseph Filemu stands by the cabbage tree under which his whenua (placenta) is buried at his home in Pukerua Bay. Traditionally, burying the whenua on tribal land (also known as whenua) was one of the rituals following birth.

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Basil Keane, 'Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori - Rituals and ceremonies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30815/joseph-filemu (accessed 25 January 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011