Why was Hinemihi moved to England?

Why was Hinemihi moved to England?

By 1891 William Hillier, 4th Earl of Onslow, was approaching the end of his term as Governor of New Zealand and wanted a reminder of the country he loved, to take back to his family home in England.

Who carved Hinemihi marae?

Carved by Schuster’s great, great grandfather, Tene Waitere, Hinemihi served as a hotspot in Te Wairoa for tourists visiting the Pink and White Terraces in the early 1880s.

Who carved Hinemihi?

Hinemihi was built and decorated in 1880–81 at Te Wairoa, a small settlement near the tourist centre of Rotorua, by the famous carvers Tene Waitere and Wero Taroi. It was the centre of the tribal community, a place for meeting, bidding farewell to the dead, remembering the past, and imagining the future.

What is Hinemihi?

Hinemihi is one of the oldest surviving Māori meeting houses in the world. Since coming to the UK in 1892, she has stood outside in the gardens at Clandon and her carvings have experienced inevitable weather-related damage. It is no longer advisable that they remain outside and unprotected.

How many Maraes are there in Rotorua?

224 marae
There are 224 marae across the region.

What is the oldest marae in NZ?

Murihiku Marae
Murihiku Marae is the oldest carved marae in Southland, and the only one to feature a stage for kapa haka performances.

What is the biggest marae in New Zealand?

Ngā Hau E Whā national marae
The Ngā Hau E Whā national marae in Christchurch is New Zealand’s largest urban marae.

When was the first marae built?

The first marae in this area named Te Poho o Rawiri was established in 1852, near the site of the Gisborne wharf and later the harbour basin. It was established for Ngāti Mokai and Ngāti Rakai a Tane, and named in honour of Rāwiri Te Eke Tu-o-te-Rangi of Ngāti Oneone, a signatory to Te Tirīti o Waitangi.

Who built the marae?

Rarotongan tradition holds that Taputapuātea marae at Rarotonga, which archaeologists have dated to the 13th century, was built by Tangi’ia who brought the central stone with him from the ancient marae of the same name at Ra’iātea.

What is the history of a marae?

In pre-colonial times, the marae was central to everyday life in Aotearoa (New Zealand). It was where tribal societies gathered to eat and sleep, all under the same roof. The notion of the nuclear family was non-existent, and Māori tikanga (lore) constituted a more communal lifestyle.

Why are Maraes important to Māori?

The marae is sacred to the living, and is a memorial to the dead. For this reason, the marae must be entered in a reverent manner. The marae is socially integrative in the sense that it fosters identity, self-respect, pride and social control. The marae is also integrative in that all people are welcome as guests.

Where is the Hinemihi Marae?

Hinemihi marae is located in Ruataniwha Road, Wairoa. Its principal hapū is Ngāti Hinemihi of the iwi Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa. The wharenui is called Te Poho o Hinemihi.

What does Te Maru O Hinemihi do?

Te Maru o Hinemihi is one of four project partners in the future developments of Hinemihi o te Ao Tawhito and a new marae at Clandon Park, working with Ngā Kohinga Whakairo o Hinemihi, National Trust, and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Te Maru o Hinemihi defines its role as:

Where is Te Poho o Hinemihi?

Hinemihi marae is located in Ruataniwha Road, Wairoa. The wharenui is called Te Poho o Hinemihi. The marae connects ancestrally to the waka Takitimu and the awa Wairoa.

What is the Hinemihi?

Much like the traditional Māori greeting – the hongi – this spatial arrangement between large Palladian mansion (Clandon House) and small grass hut (Hinemihi) has cultural roots in a kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) engagement.

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