Maori meeting house, New Zealand 1913.

Maori meeting house. Traditional Maori costume. New Zealand folk dress

Maori meeting house New Zealand 1913

Maori meeting house, New Zealand 1913.

From the book: Picturesque New Zealand (1913) by Paul Gooding. Photography by Muir & Moodie; and Josiah Martin.

Note:  A Maori lady in full dress. Auckland New Zealand.

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