Maori

1956 Waka Float

Float 119, third prize in “Other Activities” section – Hastings Blossom Parade, 1956
Maori waka canoe

Anaroa Settlers 1906

Elderly Maori woman sitting on grass at Anaroa, 1906

Photo caption – “Anaroa 1906”

Anaroa Settlers 1906

Maori people at Anaroa, 1906 [information provided by IRC Longley]

Bennett-Robin Wedding 1940

Bennett-Robin wedding, St Matthew’s Church, Hastings

Bishop Bennett far right

Article from “The Evening Post”, 13 January 1940

HAWKE’S BAY WEDDING
WELL-KNOWN MAORI FAMILIES

Engaging the interest of large numbers of both pakeha and Maori, the wedding took place at St. Matthew’s Church, Hastings, on Thursday afternoon, of two popular and highly esteemed young Maori people. The bride was Erina, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.

Brightwell

Man with surname of “Brightwell” in military uniform, taken about 1943
Horse emblem on collar points, leather bandolier across shoulder, leather strap for message

Possibly Murray Richard Brightwell, Private, Serial Number 631478 Dannevirke
[Information from ancestry.com]

On shoulder lapel is badge RNZIR (Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment)
Brown shoulder strap and a Sam Browne belt
Collar badge is the 9th (Wellington East Coast) Mounted Rifles smaller version of the cap badge.

Church of Latter-day Saints Group

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Golf at Bridge Pa - E Kuru

E Kuru playing in the Maori golf tournament, Bridge Pa, late 1930s

Golf at Waiohiki 1939

From Hastings Mail, 11 September 1939 –

‘H.B. Amateur Golf Champions at Waiohiki – Maori Competitions: J. Mapu on left beat K. Tareha on right.’

Golf - Maori Tournament 1939

Kapi Tareha at the Maori Golf Tournament, Bridge Pa, 26 July 1939

Golf - Maori Tournament 1939

T Karetu, K Tareha and D Tareha at the Maori Golf Tournament, Bridge Pa, 26 July 1939

Golf - Maori Tournament 1939

North Island Maori Golf Tournament at Bridge Pa Golf Course, 26 July 1939

Government House 2008

Jerry Hapuku at Government House after receiving the New Zealand Order of Merit medal for services to Maoridom,1 April 2008

Hakiwai Wedding 1934

Wedding of Reverend Rungaahi Hakiwai and Reremoana

Bridal group, Reverend Hemi Huata – groom and bride, Bishop Frederick Bennett, Harry Nepe Apatu, brother-in-law who gave her away. Waimarama Puhara, Paki Paki, Pokirangi and Te Akonga Mohi, Paki Paki,  Paora Kurupo, Moteo – Sir and Lady Turi Carroll, Wairoa – Kamau, Korongata – Reverend Wipere Mataira, Manutuke.

They married at Kahukuranui meeting house on Omahu Marae 2 April 1934.

Reverend Rungaahi Pene Hakiwai began his ministry at Ruatoki in 1908 and was a chaplain to the forces during World War One.

IronMaori Kaumatua Medal

IronMaori Kaumatua medal awarded to Jerry Hapuku after completing event

IronMaori Kaumatua event is for people 55 years and over

Kuru-Gillies Wedding

Kuru-Gillies wedding party

Possibly wedding of Mikitai Gillies and George Arapata Te Kuru, 1930
[Information from Department of Internal Affairs – Births, Deaths and Marriages Online]

Maori Agricultural College 1938

Men and women from Maori Agricultural College, Bridge Pa, 1938

Maori Agricultural College 1938

Women and children from Maori Agricultural College, Bridge Pa, 1938

Maori Agricultural College Basketball Team 1915

Maori Agricultural College basketball team with coach, 1915

Maori Baby

Maori baby lying on cloak

Maori Family

Maori family in traditional dress, about 1880