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Front Pou-tahuhu or Pillar

Front Pou-tahuhu or Pillar.

To the right of the main door after entering the building, stands a masive pillar, in two pieces, 24 feet high and 32 inches wide, on which is carved three figures. The highest is Kahukura-nui, the centre one is Rakai-paaka, and the lowest, Te Huki. These are the most prominent ancestors in the line of male page 205descendants (ure pukaka) of the Kahungunu tribe, whose respecttive histories are recorded in this book.