Construction of Aotea Waka, Patea

This photograph shows construction of the Aotea Waka in Patea, with four concrete figures in the back of a trailer awaiting installation up into the waka, taken in 1956.


If you have information about this photo, or to order a copy, contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection (2000-737).


  1. This photo shows my grandfather, Frederick Arthur Jones and my uncle Richard Wynne-Jones. My father, Geoffrey Wynne-Jones was also involved, especially in the baby’s head.

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