44 Captivating Native Maori Portraits From 19th Century New Zealand - Flashbak
In 1815, the first British missionaries arrived in Aotearoa (land of the long white cloud). Dubbed Nieuw Zeeland by adventurer Abel Tasman Nieuw Zeeland, after the Dutch province of Zeeland, the country would be changed in 1840 when the British and many Maori tribes signed the Treaty of Waitangi.
Vintage 1905 Postcard : Ani the Village Belle
On front: "S.M.& Co., Series Iles, Photo Ani, the Village Belle" A Maori beauty. ------------------------- This is a scanned image from a batch of vintage snapshots, postcards and photos purchased from auction. I did some small, cosmetic clean-up retouches in photoshop. Any comments or observations are much appreciated!
Tāmati Wāka Nene of Ngāti Hao, Hokianga
On the morning of 5 February, around 400 Māori, representatives of the British Crown, missionaries, and settlers crowded into a marquee at Waitangi to discuss a treaty between Māori and the British Government. At one end was a raised platform and a table covered with the Union Jack, where William Hobson and others sat or stood. Pākehā stood around the sides of the tent, with national flags strung up above them. Aside from a five-yard clear space reserved for orators in front of the table…