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Pare, door lintel ; Devonshire, Charles; 1938; MT2012.82.2

Pare, door lintel ; Devonshire, Charles; 1938; MT2012.82.2
Name/Title
Pare, door lintel
About this object
Pare; (door lintel) from the former whare 'Te Wairua' at the Tuturau reserve. In 1937 a group of Mataura locals built a monument and whare at Tuturau to mark the centennial of Te Pūoho’s raid, the decisive event of which occurred in Tuturau in December 1836. The centennial celebrations were delayed a year due to a polio outbreak.

The NZ History website tells the story of this Musket Wars raid. Over 3,000 people attended the opening of the monument and whare. A feature article detailing the Centennial committee's work and the opening of the monument appears in the Mataura Ensign dated 6 December 1937.

The pare was carved by Charles Devonshire, a pakeha from Kirwee in Canterbury, who had an interest in the Tuturau reserve. The Hesselin family of Tuturau rescued the pare from vandals and later donated it to us.

Maker Role
Carver
Date Made
1938
Medium and Materials
organic, vegetal, wood

Inscription and Marks
White label reads 'carving from above the door /of Maori Whare which was at / the Tuturau Reserve / Carved by C.W. Devonshire'
Measurements
h 300mm x l 1184mm x d 25mm
large

Subject and Association Keywords
maori
tuturau
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated
Object Type
art work
Object number
MT2012.82.2

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