Eramiha Neke Kapua

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Eramiha Neke Kapua (c.18757 July 1955) was a New Zealand carver, tohunga and farmer. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngāti Tarāwhai and Te Arawa iwi. He was born in Ruato, Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand circa 1875. His father was Neke Kapua, a carver, and his mother was Mereana Waitere, the elder sister of Tene Waitere, another carver. [1] Kapua was commissioned to create carvings for the model village at Whakarewarewa, as well as the New Zealand International Exhibition of 1906 in Christchurch. [1] [2]

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  1. 1 2 Ballara, Angela. "Eramiha Neke Kapua". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . Ministry for Culture and Heritage . Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  2. Neich, Roger (2004). "NINETEENTH TO MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY INDIVIDUAL MAORI WOODCARVERS AND THEIR KNOWN WORKS". Records of the Auckland Museum . 41: 53–86. ISSN   1174-9202.