Nga[More than Tama[Male] Toa[Warrior] Nga Tama Toa ready to die for there land and there woman a hereditary culturally cultivated philosophy to ensure the procreation and survival of species for the People Maori.
Edmund Hillary et son sherpa Tensing Norgay atteignent le sommet de l'Everest pour la première fois, en // New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in
The Kauri tree is a native of New Zealand. It is one of the largest trees (by volume) in existence. There are very few left as widespread logging in the 19th century depleted most stands. The largest remaining tree is Tane Mahuta (Lord of the Forest) in the Waipoua Forest in Northland. This picture is of "Te Matua Ngahere" (Father of the Forest) is the second largest but probably the oldest of the remaining Kauri trees and is estimated to exceed 2000 years.
Corriedale sheep were the first breed of sheep developed in New Zealand. The ability to refrigerate meat saw a massive development in Sheep farming after 1882. At times there were as many as 20 sheep for every New Zealander. This meant that many people depended upon sheep or affiliated industries for their living. Today this has fallen to about 5 per person.
Colim McCahon was apainter who emerged in New Zealand with a new and distinctive style. Many of his works challenged the norms of what was and wasn't art. Some contained a strong religious theme. This is his painting 'A question of faith'.
Tui are a native bird of New Zealand. They are distinctive for their dark colouring, often dark brown to black, almost iradescent. At their throat they carry a tuft of white feathers, leading them to be called the 'parson' bird by early settlers. Also distinctive is their call which is produced by a having 2 voice boxes. Tui can be trained to mimic humans and annoyingly even a telephone ringing.
New Zealand was the first country in the world to grant women the vote. Kate Sheppard, leading light of the suffrage movement, was vindicated when of New Zealand women took the chance to vote in their first general election.