Wall panel / poupou

24.9.89.1

About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    Maori
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand: North Island: Waikato: Waihi
  • Date made
    1889 before
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Collector
    E Osborne Williams
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand: North Island: Waikato: Waihi
  • Date collected
    1889 before
  • Measurements
    unknown
  • Note
    This poupou was destroyed during the bombings of the 3 May 1941, but a postcard of the poupou survived and has since been accessioned in its own right (see LIV.2010.132.25). A letter in the museum archive notes, "Door of the house of Te Heuheu at Waihi [southern end of Lake Taupo] presented by his grandson to E. Loffley [proprieter of Sp Hotel, Taupo] of Tapapa who sold it to E. Osborne Williams'.
  • Related people
    E Osborne Williams (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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