Letter (information) writtten with black pen: “Maori canoe amongst raupo at north end of Horowhenua Lake, early 1930’s (approached from angle of Kawiu Road, east side of swamp). The young woman were – Frances Pyke (later Mrs M. Duguid), Probably, Nancy Trisleton, Beverley Aplin (later Mrs M. or W. Barclay), One at far end of canoe, Lynne York (later Mrs E.S. Beverly). Would not know whether it was in use at that time, though obviously there was a paddle. The canoe did not appear to be waterproof. F.D.”
Three women in Maori waka at Lake Horowhenua, c 1930. The photograph has been taken from the north end of the lake looking south. The large trees in the centre of the photograph mark the site ot Te Rae o te Karaka pa on the western shore of the lake. The three women have been identified as Nancy Trisleton, Beverley Aplin and Lynne Yorke.
1 Sepia tone photo print
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