Postcard, photograph of a kuia (elderly Māori woman)

Production date
24 Dec 1914

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About this object
The postcard depicts a hand coloured photograph of a Māori kuia sitting on a verandah smoking a pipe. Wrapped around her is a coloured blanket. On the bottom left is printed: Kapai te Torori! (Tobacco is good). On the back is a handwritten note to Mr W A Harding from an unidentified recipient in Methven. He/she wishes Mr Harding and Wilfred seasons greetings. There is a half penny green stamp glued to the top right hand corner. It is date stamped 24 December 1914.

Published by Thomas Pringle.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Hand coloured photograph on card, printed with black ink, handwritten in black ink.
Height x Width: 88 x 138mm
Subject period
Subject date
24 Dec 1914
Display location
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 88263
Credit line
gifted by Mr Geoff Harding
Other number(s)
m75/12 (a), 88263

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