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The Dining Room. Spa. Taupo. F.G.R. 6901

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Radcliffe, Frederick George Radcliffe, Frederick George
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Meeting Houses, Spa Hotel, Taupo, Wero, Waitere, Tene, Guide Rangi, Te Tiki-a-Tamamutu, Joshua, John, Maori carving, CarvingsMeeting HousesSpa Hotel, TaupoWeroWaitere, TeneGuide RangiTe Tiki-a-TamamutuJoshua, JohnMaori carvingCarvings
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Showing a woman standing at the door of the meeting house, Te Tiki-a- Tamamutu, at the Spa Hotel, Taupo, which was carved by Wero; he was assisted by Tene Waitere, grandfather of the famous Guide Rangi; the carvings are thought to be executed during the late 1870's to the 1880's and were never finished; John Joshua the proprietor of the Spa Hotel bought them in 1886 for one hundred and fifty pounds; the house was erected in the grounds of the Hotel and for a time was inappropriately used as a dining room.