Story: Māori non-fiction and scholarship – ngā tuhinga me te rangahau

Maggie Papakura at her desk, 1910

Maggie Papakura at her desk, 1910

This photograph of Mākereti (Maggie) Papakura was taken around 1910, probably in her home at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua. Papakura authored a Guide to the hot lakes district in 1905, and her research for her thesis at Oxford University was published after her death as The old-time Maori. It was an early example of an academic book by a Māori writer.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand News Ltd Collection (PAColl-5996)
Reference: PA1-q-012-39-1
Photograph by William Henry Thomas Partington

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Basil Keane, 'Māori non-fiction and scholarship – ngā tuhinga me te rangahau - Māori academic writing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/46459/maggie-papakura-at-her-desk-1910 (accessed 3 June 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 22 Oct 2014