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Uniquely fabulous and historic Maori meeting house at Maungapohatu, 1908. The two-storey circular design of vertical boards and painted designs with thatched style rooves, makes it a spectacular stand out. Photo by George Bourne. B&w photo.
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Miringa Te Kakara cruciform house
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Miringa Te Kakara cruciform house

This is the house built by Te Rā Karepe and Rangawhenua, leaders of the Pao Mīere movement. It was named Te Miringa Te Kakara. It was built in the shape of a cross and had four entrances. The roof was covered with tōtara bark.

Photograph of six Ngāti Maniapoto survivors of the Ōrākau battle, taken by James Cowan in 1914. Ref: 1/1-017975-G
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Defending Ōrākau

Photograph of six Ngāti Maniapoto survivors of the Ōrākau battle, taken by James Cowan in 1914. Ref: 1/1-017975-G

Horticulture was integral to pre-European Maori culture. As Bee Dawson states in “A history of gardening in New Zealand”, the ability to…

Maori gardening in pre-European NZ

Horticulture was integral to pre-European Maori culture. As Bee Dawson states in “A history of gardening in New Zealand”, the ability to produce reliable garden crops influenced the set…

This eerie photograph shows a kainga at Kaiwhaiki
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Kaiwhaiki kāinga, 1860s

This eerie photograph shows a kāinga at Kaiwhaiki, on the banks of the Whanganui River. The image was captured by a colonial soldier during the 1860s wars between Māori and colonial forces. The absence of residents suggests the village had been abandoned before the arrival of his troop. In...

Mrs Henry, of Otaki, with eels drying on racks (pataka-tuna), at Raukawa marae during the opening ceremony of Raukawa meeting house. Photograph taken on 14 March 1936 by George Leslie Adkin.
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Mrs Henry, of Otaki, with eels drying on racks (pataka-tuna), at Raukawa marae during the opening ceremony of Raukawa meeting house. Photograph ta...

Fig. 25. Old Pataka at Taumaru-nui.

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Invasion of pacifist settlement at Parihaka

About 1600 troops invaded the western Taranaki settlement of Parihaka, which had come to symbolise peaceful resistance to the confiscation of Māori land.

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Te Kūiti pā

Te Kūiti, situated in the heart of Ngāti Maniapoto territory, was traditionally an assembly point for the tribe.

By the evening of 10 November the New Zealand Division, heading for Sollum, had 4th Light Armoured Brigade at the foot of the Halfya Pass while 7th Armoured Division was conducting another detour to the south aiming to swing round and take Fort Capuzzo and Sidi Azeiz.On the morning of 11 November, 5th New Zealand Infantry Brigade stormed the pass taking 600 Italian prisoners

By the evening of 10 November the New Zealand Division, heading for Sollum, had 4th Light Armoured Brigade at the foot of the Halfya Pass while 7th Armoured Division was conducting another detour to the south aiming to swing round and take Fort Capuzzo and Sidi Azeiz.On the morning of 11 November, 5th New Zealand Infantry Brigade stormed the pass taking 600 Italian prisoners

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Te Tokanganui-A-Noho Meeting House, Te Kūiti, 1917

The meeting house Te Tokanganui a Noho at Te Kūiti.

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Taumarunui, King Country

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Drying eels

Drying eels

There are two species of freshwater eel, which were an important part of the Māori diet before European settlement. In the South Island, eels were abundant in neighbouring lakes, Wairewa and Te Waihora (later known as Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere). Māori ...

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At Taumarunui, King Country

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