Ephemera, Notes, Photograph and Signet Ring Impressions, William Morris
a) Three red wax impression of a signet ring. The ring belonged to William Morris and had his family crest, a dragon in a crown, on it. Two impressions are on envelopes, the third is on a small piece of paper.
b) An unlabelled, undated black and white photograph of a church near a lake.
c) Letter addressed to Miss Woodhouse from Dante Bonica dated 29 July 1970. It explains why he had the signet ring impressions (they were loaned to him by a descendent of William Morris's - a Māori man named I Pohio of the Petane Pā).
d) Actual size pencil drawing of a patu with accompanying notes from an interview with Mr J Pohio. At the time of the interview it was noted that the patu was over 200 years old and had been passed down to him from his Ngai Tahu great grandfather Horomona Pohio.
e) Actual size pencil drawing of a mere pounamu named Herekiakia with accompanying notes from an interview with Mr J Pohio, dated 30 May 1970. At the time of the interview it was noted that the mere had been passed down to him from his Ngai Tahu great grandfather Horomona Pohio. In the note the mere is referred to also as a patu. There was also a patu pounamu, but it has been kept in Gisborne by extended relatives the Goldsmith's.
f) Two notes on one sheet dated 30 May 1970. The first includes an actual size pencil drawing of a Hei Tiki with a note containing a written description of it. The second is a description of the signet ring of William Morris. It was owned by his Ngāti Kahungunu wife after he died. She later partnered Horomona Pohio, who was the great-grandfather of Mr J Pohio, the interviewee.
g) Notes dated 25 July 1970, collected from Jim Pohio at his home at Petane. Some information on the Māori name for the Esk River. Then information on the Whare Puni which was built shortly after the church in the same location at the mouth of the river.