Unformatted text preview: the local tribe has ascended. The Marae, the area in front of the Wharenui, is of greater importance than the house itself, but is nevertheless a part of it. The Wharenui is the place where Maori gather to celebrate or mourn, to discuss family matters, or to welcome distinguished guests, and indeed for any occasion.” ( http://www.geocities.com/rerewhakaaitu/Wharenui.html )...
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- Fall '08
- Maori meeting house, Māori people, Māori culture, Marc Pomi David Smucker, maori culture genealogy