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A Tangi: receiving mourners, 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089R/10

Scope and Contents

199 x 147 mm. A view showing Maori women receiving guests at a mourning ceremony. The tangi was a form of ritualized weeping that took place after a death, but also possessed a more general significance: the mourners would be lamenting all who had died, and a form of tangi was also employed by people meeting again after a long absence.


  • Creation: 1899

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 2236.



Finding aid date

2003-12-23 16:24:23+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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