Marae (Maori meeting house) in Nuhaka - love this woman's pictures

Marae (Maori meeting house) in Nuhaka - love this woman's pictures

parts of a marae - Google Search

parts of a marae - Google Search

group on the porch of Te Whai-a-te-Motu wharenui,Ruatahuna.(1903)

group on the porch of Te Whai-a-te-Motu wharenui,Ruatahuna.(1903)

Ohinemutu Marae NZ, wij zijn hier getrouwd bij de Te Arawa iwi

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Ohinemutu Marae NZ, wij zijn hier getrouwd bij de Te Arawa iwi

In Maori culture, a wharenui is a meeting house, one of the most important buildings on a marae, the interior is intricately carved, representing the people's ancestors and history, from the first wakas (canoes) that came to NZ over a thousand years ago..

In Maori culture, a wharenui is a meeting house, one of the most important buildings on a marae, the interior is intricately carved, representing the people's ancestors and history, from the first wakas (canoes) that came to NZ over a thousand years ago..

Hinemihi at Te Wairoa - after the Mt Tarwera eruption in 1886. Image from Te Ara. The Meeting House is now in Surrey UK

Hinemihi at Te Wairoa - after the Mt Tarwera eruption in 1886. Image from Te Ara. The Meeting House is now in Surrey UK

Maori people have a distinctive culture, much of which is based around the marae – the meeting place of an iwi (tribe) or hapu (subtribe). The word marae refers to the open ground in front of a wharenui (meeting house), although the word is sometimes used to refer simultaneously to the wharenui, the open space and other communal facilities.

Maori people have a distinctive culture, much of which is based around the marae – the meeting place of an iwi (tribe) or hapu (subtribe). The word marae refers to the open ground in front of a wharenui (meeting house), although the word is sometimes used to refer simultaneously to the wharenui, the open space and other communal facilities.

Maori Wharenui (Traditional meeting house)

Maori Wharenui (Traditional meeting house)

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