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Inscriptions on front read: “Kia ora koe: Tenei Kirihimete (A Merry Christmas)” and Horowhenua Lake, NZ”.

Inscriptions on reverse read: “Date 1880s. Lake Horowhenua. Photographer – William Williams. This photograph must be acknowledged to the Edgar Williams collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. New Zealand. Reference No. G 259551/1”, and “Hamaria Gentle Wind canoe. The last of the great canoes on the lake.

Group of local Maori and Hamaria canoe, Lake Horowhenua. Taken from the eastern shore looking westwards. To the left are two unidentified Maori women with short hair, one of whom is holding a baby in a striped blanket. The Hamaria canoe is parallel to the shore with two unidentified males, four unidentified youths and a black dog aboard. There are two other boats in the water, and one boat behind the two women. Inscriptions on the photograph read: “Kia ora koe: Tenei Kirihimete (A Merry Christmas)” and “Horowhenua Lake,NZ”. Inscription on reverse reads: “Date 1880s. Lake Horowhenua. Photographer William Williams. This photograph must be acknowledged to the Edgar Williams collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Reference No. G259551/1”, and “Hamaria Gentle Wind canoe.The last of the great canoes on the lake”.

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Local Maori and waka, Lake Horowhenua

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hhs photograph collection,
kia ora koe: tenei kirihimete,
lake horowhenua,
lake horowhenua boat,
merry christmas,
unidentified men (two),
unidentified women (two),
unidentified youths (four),
waka boats costume,
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