David Hurn
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This image is one of thirty photographs printed by photographer David Hurn following a visit to Maketū Marae, on the Kāwhia Harbour in the early 1990s. Hurn took the photographs while accompanying the Maori Queen, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, on a tour of marae in the Waikato region. The settlement at Maketū Marae marks the site of the resting place of the Tainui canoe following its journey from Hawaiiki and is the home of the Ngāti Mahuta people.

NB: We apologise that the photographer did not provide the names of tangata (people) in each of the photographs. We do invite you to forward to us the names of individuals and the related photograph if you have this information please contact us at
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Black and white photographic print
203 x 255mm (whole)
193 x 240mm (image)
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Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection
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