The most current reliable evidence strongly indicates that initial settlement of New Zealand by the Maori occurred around 1280 CE at the end of the medieval warm period. Photo by Jimmy Nelson Maori, New Zealand
A collection of intricate and beautiful floor mats woven for Te Rauru meeting house at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, are seen in this photo from about In front are some of the Te Arawa women who wove the mats.
The Geyser Hotel, Whakarwarewa with a group of women in the foreground, 1880s Reference Number: 1/2-008570-F Shows the Geysor Hotel, Whakarewarewa, in the 1880s with a group of Maori women in the foreground weaving flax. Shows the original hotel, a portion of which is incorporated in the second hotel.
Entrance way to the Blue Baths in Rotorua, ca 1938 Reference Number: Photographer: William Hall Raine Original negative Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library Find out more about this image from the Alexander Turnbull Library.