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Do you recognise this māmā and pēpi?

Source: Paul Moon / Stuff

AUT historian Paul Moon is hoping someone may recognise the māmā and pēpi in a photo he recently discovered while sorting through family documents so he can return it to the whānau, a Stuff report says.

Moon says the photo may simply be an image his grandmother liked and decided to keep - possibly a souvenir of some sort - as it was common to keep scrapbooks of interesting items back then.

He suspects the picture dates from between 1880 and the early 1900s. On the back it says “1/2 page. For book”, which Moon told Stuff he has no idea what that means.