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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