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"The meeting house by Kerati Rautangata in Hamilton, New Zealand about 1995"(photo) ©2001 photo Elroy Christenson
This detail of the front of the meeting house, carved by Kerati Rautangata, at Fairfield College (a high school), in Hamilton is following in the ancient Moari tradition. The shape of the guardian figures goes back hundreds of years prior to discovery by Europeans.