Nuku at Ngatangiia

George Crummer (photographer)April 1899

Te Papa

Te Papa
Wellington, New Zealand

View of a group of people wearing costumes and standing on table-like platforms.
Lord Ranfurly, the N.Z. Governor, visited the Cook Islands in April 1899 and this photograph appears as part of a number of Crummer's photographs that documented the visit and were published in The New Zealand Graphic newspaper as: 'The Governor's Trip to the Cook Islands', 6 May 1899, p.607. The image is captioned: THE END OF THE FIRST SPELL - After dancing up and down on the timber platform the dancers finish the first half of the dance in the attitude as shown.'.


  • Title: Nuku at Ngatangiia
  • Creator: George Crummer (photographer)
  • Date Created: April 1899
  • Location: Cook Islands
  • Physical Dimensions: 165mm, 120mm
  • Subject Keywords: Performances, Ceremonial dancers, Indigenous peoples, Costumes, Tables, Cook Islands, Cook Islands Māori
  • Rights: No Known Copyright Restrictions
  • External Link: Te Papa Collections Online
  • Medium: black and white gelatin glass negative
  • Depicted Location: Cook Islands
  • Registration ID: B.028285

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