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TE KOROU, Pitimona  

dracogurl OWC
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My friend has just gained a copy of a family heirloom from Te Papa. It is a photo approx 10 maori (sorry from memory..there are two young boys, a kuia, three women, two men and a koro) standing in front of of a marae.

The index provided by the museum advises that the photo was taken circa 1875 at a masteron pa by James Bagge.

The koro in photo whose korowai is significantly different to the others in the photo (we are presuming he is the chief, he is beleived to be Pitimona Te Korou.

I have not been able to locate any information about Pitimona and was wondering if he may be a desendant/ancestor of Te Retimona Te Korou?

We are interested in finding out who the people are in the photograph and which marae it is. So if anyone could help that would be great.

Posted : 06 September, 2006 6:07 pm