May the calm be widespread (Whakatauki)
New Zealand - Maori Proverbs planeta.com/maori-proverbs Kia hora te marino, Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te Kārohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi. May the calm be widespread, May the ocean glisten as greenstone, May the shimmer of light ever dance across your pathway. Source www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/teahikaa/20101219
Beach works have formed an ongoing practice for Barry Ross Smith. He explores the space where the land meets the sea, as a general, nonspecific location: a stage. The edge of the land forms a reflective space, against the seductively dangerous allure of the sea. The figures within the works look with a kind of hope or expectancy toward the sea. A yearning for that which is just beyond our vision; the ungraspable horizon, for new experiences in a restless now - that is, the growth journey…
Māori land loss: North Island
This series of maps shows the transfer of ownership of Māori land in the North Island between 1860 and 1939. In this period the great bulk of Māori land passed out of tribal ownership. In most cases this was through large sales to the Crown, some of which were later disputed – or ...
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