Maori woman from Hawkes Bay...... People who speak the Austronesian languages......https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Austronesian%20peoples

Carte de visite portrait of a Maori woman from Hawkes Bay, taken, probably between 1880 and by Samuel Carnell of Napier.

Maori are the native or indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand, arriving in N.Z.  before 1300 CE. In the Māori language the word māori means "normal", "natural" or "ordinary".

For New Zealand Maori women, the moko kauae, or traditional female chin tattoo, is considered a physical manifestation of their true identit.

Ihaka Whaanga, [ca 1870] taken by Samuel Carnell

Ihaka Whaanga was a notable New Zealand tribal leader, assessor and military leader of northern Hawke's Bay. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngati Rakaipaaka iwi. Whaanga died at Mahia on 14 December

A black and white photograph taken by Pulman of Te Hinote Kawau, showing the elegant spirals of a traditional Maori tattoo

How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words

A black and white photograph taken by Pulman of Te Hinote Kawau, showing the elegant spirals of a traditional Maori tattoo

Sth Island Maori converts

South Island Maori converts to Christianity, with Eliza Stack, wife of the Rev.

IMPRESSIVE MAORI LADY WITH MOKO c 1885 | Trade Me

Maori woman with a moko and Top Hat. Photo taken by Samuel Carnell of Napier, 1883

Maori Two Women In Native Costume No D30 Postcard | Trade Me

Maori Two Women In Native Costume No Postcard

Maori Concert Party Photograph c1920 | Trade Me

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