Māori Church, Taupiri

Spencer, William Isaac
Production date
Dec 1863
Current rights
Public Domain
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About this object
An image of the Taupiri Native Church. The front roof beams, or maihi, are decorated with traditional patterns, as is the entrance above the door. The door and windows in front are of a more gothic shape. The church is made of traditional Māori construction methods of the time. The church has a front fence in the image with a white picket gate. There are bushes in the front and left side of the church.

Photograph attributed to Dr William Isaac Spencer, December 1863.
Production date
Dec 1863
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued onto paper.
Photograph: Height x Width: 130 x 200mm
Paper: Height x Width: 365 x 266mm
This photograph must be acknowledged to the Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum (Inc.), Napier. Reference number 5597, Stamp, Stamped
Subject period
Subject date
Dec 1863
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5597 - 42
Credit Line
from the Spencer Collection
Other number(s)
48/69, 5597 - 42, 75497
Accession number


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