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Fenton Street
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Te Wero - Challenging Maori Warrior

artist unknown
1970s

Rotorua /  Te Wero - Challenging Maori Warrior   Rotorua /  Te Wero - Challenging Maori Warrior

Description

Brown coloured statue (material?)

Information Sign

this figure of a challenging maori warrior
symbolises the courage of their race.
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traditionally, when visitors arrived at a
marae they were challenged by the
bravest warrior to test whether they came
in peace or in war
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presented to the citizens of rotorua
sir henry kelliher
managing director
dominion breweries ltd

Annotation

Kelliher (1896-1991) got his knighthood in 1963 and resigned as managing director in 1982, setting the date of the statue between both dates.

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Location (S 38°9'15" - E 176°15'14")

Item Code: nz030; Photograph: 4 February 2008  / updated: 21 September 2009
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