6 May 2013

Auckland Pa

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:20 pm on 6 May 2013

Photographer Qiane Matata-Sipu grew up in the subject of her latest exhibition - a living, breathing pa in the middle of our biggest city. Not three kilometres from the runway at Auckland airport sits Ihumatao, a small settlement of about 60 houses on three streets, with the ancestral house, Makaurau Marae in the middle. Home to a number of extended families, Ihumatao lays claim to being the longest continuously occupied pa in the Auckland region, with settlement there dating back over 800 years.