Separation of Rangi and Papa


Paratene Matchitt



  • Pou
  • Whakairo


  • Wood


  • 4 @ H5570 x W595 x D85mm

Paratene Matchitt (Te Whānau A Apanui, Ngāti Pōrou, Te Whakatōhea), ‘Separation of Rangi and Papa’ (1965), Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Clyde St, Kirikiriroa Hamilton

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2022


Carved from tōtara, these four pou relate the narrative of the separation of Ranginui and Papatuanuku by their children. At the same time as these pou, Paratene Matchitt was also commission with the production of a frieze mural for the hall.

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