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Hotunui, Whare Runanga

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Object / Artefact › Maori/Ethnology
  • Description
    Hotunui, carved house. The ancestors depicted in the carvings belong to Ngati Maru, Ngati Paoa, Ngati Whanaunga and Ngati Tamatera. Inside, the fifth panel on the left represents Ureia, a marakihau or sea monster that lived at Kirikiri, near Thames, and occasionally visited the Waitemata Harbour. The corrugated iron roof and milled timber exterior of Hotunui have been reconstructed according to historical photographs.
  • Other Number
    1981.205, 327, 49394
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    8 July 1981
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  • Record richness
Hotunui, 49394
Hotunui, 49394


  • Production
    (Te Hotereni Taipari)
    2 January 1868 to 31 December 1877
  • Consists of
    • 0 - Whole
    • 0 - Whole
  • Dimensions
    • .1.1 - carving
    • .1.2 - carving
    • .1.3 - carving
  • Record created
    27 August 1997

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