Whare, Taupo

Production date
23 Jan 1898

See full details


About this object
View of a whare in the Waikato taken on 23 January 1898. A note on the album page on which the photograph has been mounted refers to the structure as being located in Hatepe, which is located on the east side of Lake Taupo.

The whare is in a poor state of repair. The raupo used on the front wall of the structure has been lost in places, revealing the internal lining. The thatched raupo roof has slumped on the left hand side of the building. The whare is closely surrounded by trees and shrubs.

A carving rests against the front façade on the right hand side of the building.

Photographer, Russell Duncan.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted in an album.
Album (closed): Height x Width x Depth/Length: 265 x 330 x 55mm
Photograph: Height x Width: 155 x 218mm
34, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
Subject date
23 Jan 1898
Display location
Current rights
Credit Line
from the Russell Duncan Collection
Other number(s)
m78/22 b, Album 30, 1321 a, 78364

Do you know something about this object? We'd love to hear from you if you have information that would help add to the history on this object.

Be the first to comment.