Historical photo of Tamatekapua, (meeting house) at Ohinemuta.
Circa 1905
This meeting house was named after the captain of the Te Arawa canoe. The house was built in 1878 to ratify the peace between the Te Arawa and Waikato tribes. Interestingly, some of the timber used in the original construction was obtained by cutting up the canoe named Hamama. Some of the carved panels were also recycled from another carved house named Parerewha, which, it is said, had originally stood on Pateko Island in Lake Rotoiti.  The Te Kotahitanga (the Māori parliament) met at Ohinemutu in 1895. The meeting house was demolished in 1939 but was rebuilt and opened again in 1943.

Developed from the original Half Plate Glass Negative.
Thr framed photo pictured is A3 size with an overall frame size of 480 x 600.

High Quality, Limited Edition photos, each signed and numbered. Available in A4 and A3 sizes, unframed or professionally framed using non-reflective glass.
Unframed: A4 $90, A3 $120                      Framed: A4 $290, A3 $590
Note: A4 photo framed with narrow black frame directly adjacent photo, (no mat board).
A3 photo framed and recessed in deep black frame. Also with 75mm mat board, (boarder).
Fields marked with an * are required.

What Customers Say

I was very happy with my purchase from Orakei Objet. As the purchase was sent to me, I totally relied on their honesty. It was exactly as described and photographed on their Website. They are thoroughly professional in their dealings. It was packed very well and delivered quickly. I would be very happy to buy again. Many thanks. Gary

G Goldfinch

Orakei Objet is a delightful antique and art store providing excellent collector/stand alone items. The shop interior is thoughtfully organized with new objects to be discovered upon each visit, and the store owner is welcoming as well as helpful. Upon entering the premises, it becomes extremely apparent that they are knowledgeable and passionate in their trade.

Lily Wei

Wonderful new Antique and Interiors store in a really accessible location. Items have clearly been carefully selected by the owner who is a stylist. Such an eclectic range of objects to choose for my new house. Love it!


Search the Orakei Objet website:

  • Monday:
    Saturday: 10am - 4.30pm
    Sunday: 10am - 4.00pm
  • E-mail us
  • 021 029 38268Call us
  • Orakei Bay Village
    236 Orakei Road, Remuera
    Auckland 1050