Auckland War Memorial Museum Library Catalogue - Te Pataka Matapuna

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Type: Photograph

  • Photographic Print Room
  • Stack Cul-de-sac - Print Files

Call Number:
  • DU436.1111 W55
  • TR650 B775

Author/Creator: Bourne, George, 1875-1924

Title: [Whangape Harbour. Anaru Ngawaka, Ihu Ngawaka and Pomare Ngawaka ] /

Physical Description: 21x15.5cm

Time Period:
  • 1910s
  • 1920s


Notes: George Bourne was born in Whanganui. In c1902 he started working for the 'Weekly News' as one of their photographic artists and travelled throughout New Zealand for the next twenty years in that capacity. He is well known for his series portraying the Maori prophet, Rua Kenana and his newly built community at Maungapohatu in 1908. He pioneered aerial photography through his friends the Walsh brothers and is also known for his comic photo montages.

Associated Material:
  • George Bourne Papers MS 793
  • Letters MS 89/236
  • Albums 327 and 328
  • Essay 99/65

Used In: 'Whakaahua'. Photographic Images of Maori Life 1860's-1930's from the Collection of the Auckland Institute and Museum.

Finding Aid: George Bourne photographs inventory by Jan Hawkins, 1994.

Description: 'Present- day ferry service of Whangape on a long reachof the harbour. The buildings in background are boarding house and store room at convenience of travellers' G. Bourne. Paula Lunjevich is related to the men in the photograph. She identifies it thus: 'The people in the photograph are (left to right) Anaru Ngawaka, Ihu Ngawaka and Pomare Ngawaka (three generations). This is not a ferry crossing. They are transporting horses across the Whangape harbour to the cemetery and church on the other side (Hautopoki?). Apparently Anaru Ngawaka was an Anglican Bishop and Ihu Ngawaka was a healer.'

Other Numbers:
  • PH-CNEG-C9597
  • PH-CNEG-B8265

Access: Available as a Print File

Collection: Bourne, George

Format: Print

Process: Silver gelatin DOP

Item No: 86

Copyright: Permission to reproduce this image should be sought from Auckland War Memorial Museum and the copyright holder where applicable.
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