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Māori Statues; Unknown; c1907-1910; 2002-1026-7312

Māori Statues; Unknown; c1907-1910; 2002-1026-7312
Name/Title
Māori Statues
About this object
This photo show six statues which were made for the New Zealand International Exhibition, held in Christchurch during 1906 and 1907. The group of figures stood in the Exhibition's Main Corridor. The figures were sculptured by Mr J McDonald (of Wellington) and cast in carrara plaster and bronzed.
At the conclusion of the exhibition the group of Māori statues was acquired by Mr W Quinn of the Makikihi Brickworks. The figures were stored in a shed on his farm for about 60 years. When the property changed hands the standing wāhine statue was the only salvageable statue and was put up for auction. The purchaser donated the figure to the Waimate Historical Society.

Place Made
New Zealand
Maker
Unknown
Maker Role
Photographer
Date Made
c1907-1910
Medium and Materials
photographic print
Measurements
177 x 127mm
Collection
Photograph Collection
Object Type
Photograph
Object number
2002-1026-7312

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