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.
Using this item
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.