Te Arawa Meeting House "Hinemihi" at Clandon Park Surrey England. Photograph Mark Adams

Te Arawa Meeting House "Hinemihi" at Clandon Park Surrey England. Photograph Mark Adams

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Hinemihi, The only Maori meeting house that stands in the UK.  a beautiful whare that originally stood at  Tarawera (before the mountain erupted...)

Hinemihi, The only Maori meeting house that stands in the UK. a beautiful whare that originally stood at Tarawera (before the mountain erupted...)

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Wharenui, House of Aroha

Wharenui, House of Aroha

Finely Waka Huia by Tene Waitere c.1853 - 1931, A Ngati Tarawhai Carver,

Finely Waka Huia by Tene Waitere c.1853 - 1931, A Ngati Tarawhai Carver,

Waka huia by Tene Waitere C. 1853 - 1931, A Ngati Tarawhai Carver,

Waka huia by Tene Waitere C. 1853 - 1931, A Ngati Tarawhai Carver,

This turapa (tukutuku) pattern, called Te Ara, is unique to Te Arawa. It symbolises the voyage of the canoe Te Arawa from Taputapuatea to Maketū 26 generations ago.

This turapa (tukutuku) pattern, called Te Ara, is unique to Te Arawa. It symbolises the voyage of the canoe Te Arawa from Taputapuatea to Maketū 26 generations ago.

Carved Histories: Rotorua Ngati Tarawhai Carving, published in 2001. Maori Non-fiction collection at the Rotorua Library 736.4 NEI

Carved Histories: Rotorua Ngati Tarawhai Carving, published in 2001. Maori Non-fiction collection at the Rotorua Library 736.4 NEI

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