Story: Māori and museums – ngā whare taonga

Āpirana Ngata and Peter Buck, Waiomatatini, 1923

Āpirana Ngata and Peter Buck, Waiomatatini, 1923

Āpirana Ngata, of Ngāti Porou, and his friend the anthropologist Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hīroa) of Ngāti Mutunga, are shown here with an unfinished tukutuku panel. They are pictured at Ngata's home at Waiōmatatini, in the Waiapu River valley, during a Dominion Museum anthropological expedition in 1923. The photograph was taken by museum artist and photographer James Ingram McDonald.

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Photograph by James Ingram McDonald

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Paora Tapsell, 'Māori and museums – ngā whare taonga - Māori engage with museums, 1870s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44082/apirana-ngata-and-peter-buck-waiomatatini-1923 (accessed 23 January 2020)

Story by Paora Tapsell, published 22 Oct 2014