TLF ID R8536
This is a black and white photograph of a rua kai (food storage pit). The pit is dug into sloping ground, and the front is constructed from planks of wood, with a doorway in the centre. An unknown Mäori woman, well rugged up, sits on the earth roof of the pit, alongside a couple of small, dark pigs. Two whare (houses), behind the person, are nestled into the base of steep, scrub-covered cliffs. The image was taken in 1923 by James McDonald on the East Coast of New Zealand. It measures 11.5 centimetres high by 16.5 centimetres long.