Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Marae: Play house

This little house aroused my curiousity. I asked my friend Ngarimu as it looked like a Marae and yet it is so little.

You cannot really see how little this Marae is except you can see my sister Elizabeth's head. In fact it was a play house of some little girl. When the Marae of the Ngati Whatua o Orakei people was burnt down, a rich man gave his daughter's play house to the tribe as their Marae. It is now located next to the Marae.

Ngarimu told me about this replica and I am so privileged when he told me this story. The little girl was very lucky to have such a special play house, and Ka Pai to her for being so generous.

They used the little building as their Marae until they built their present one.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That is a very pretty playhouse Ann..I dont mind having it in my garden :P