I was very angry to find that Ha Kalaeka, the hohao of the Maori clan, had been thrown out into the yard where it was exposed to rain ... it was carved by my uncle when I was a little boy and I watched him all the way, from the cutting of the tree to the painting. I heard him speak the incantations, I saw him carve the patterns, I helped him grind the colours. ... I was amazed to see an eravo there, completely intact with hevehe masks not unlike the ones I remember from Orokolo in my youth.
|Title||:||Documents and Readings in New Guinea History|
|Author||:||June L. Whittaker|
|Publisher||:||Milton, Q. : Jacaranda - 1975|