Story: Anthropology and archaeology

Elsdon Best and Tūtakangahau, 1896

While working on a number of jobs in the Urewera country, from 1895 to 1910, Elsdon Best formed close relationships with Tūtakangahau and other Tūhoe experts. Best collected many local traditions and wrote them up in his 1925 book Tuhoe: children of the mist. Best (left) and Tūtakangahau (second from left) are shown at the road inspector's camp at Te Whāiti, in 1896. Also in this photograph are (left to right) C. Turner, Mr and Mrs Manson, Te Kura, A. Cross and an unidentified worker.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Elsdon Best Collection
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Peter Clayworth, 'Anthropology and archaeology - Colonial anthropology and archaeology, 1840 to 1890', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/44409/elsdon-best-and-tutakangahau-1896 (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014