Tewhatewha (Pukehinahina)

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Tewhatewha (Pukehinahina).


Photo: Auckland Museum

Pathway: This tewhatewha was dug up at Pukehinahina, Gate Pa, Tauranga, in 1875. Gate Pa was the site of a major battle between Ngai Te Rangi and British forces in April 1864. The tewhatewha was purchased by the Auckland Museum in 1890.

Source: Captain Gilbert Mair
Acquisition date: 1890

Material: Whale bone
Measurements: 90.2 x 13cm

Museum location: Auckland Museum
Specific location: Ko Tawa Exhibition
Previous collections: Capt Gilbert Mair Collection

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