Ngakiwa Hoana Waitai

Photo taken by Richard Alfred Northwood 1914
This kuia belongs to the MacKen whanau of Northland and is laid to rest at Te Rewa Wahitapu near Te Paa A Parore Marae.

This photo was taken back in the days when digging for Kauri gum was a popular and lucrative business at Waipapakauri. She was married to Fitzpatrick MacKen who served in the 20th Maori Battalion Coy A.

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roentare said…
That picture tells a thousand word!

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