A portrait of a woman and two children

Duncan, Russell
Production date
Apr 1893
Current rights
Public Domain
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About this object
The glass plate negative is a group portrait of a Māori women with two children at Tokaanu. Written underneath the original photograph is: Rangihaua. This name has been crossed out and Rora substituted. The name possibly refers to the wahine. She is wearing a hei tiki. The boy and girl are not identified. The negative has been taken outdoors. Tokaanu was a settlement located at the south end of Lake Taupo, five kilometres west of Tūrangi.

Photographer, Russell Duncan.
Date, probably April 1893.
Production date
Apr 1893
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Chemical emulsion on glass.
Height x Width: 165 x 120mm
Subject period
Subject date
Apr 1893
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 6694
Credit Line
from the Russell Duncan Collection
Other number(s)
6694, 85671


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