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Object: Aporo and Ngareta at Wairoa

Title Aporo and Ngareta at Wairoa
Production Burton Brothers (photography studio), Dunedin
Burton, Alfred (photographer), November 1885, Tarawera, Lake
Medium summary photographic lantern slide
Materials photographic gelatin, glass, silver
Classification lantern slides, black-and-white slides, portraits
Technique black-and-white photography, photography, copying
Registration number LS.004972/01
Full length portrait of a Maori man and woman in front of a whare hui (meeting house), either side of one of the amo (facing carvings). They are both wearing korowai (cloaks adorned with black tassels). The woman is seated on the ground on the right. The man is standing, holding a kotiate (short hand weapon) and wearing a feather in his hair.

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