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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

Stunning Portraits of the World's Remotest Cultures

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

Makereti Papakura, hongi. Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, [1910-1930] #Maori #Carving

Makereti (Maggie) Papakura sharing a hongi with an unidentified Maori figure at house, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua,

NZ Maori Woman & Carved Gateway, Rotorua, New Zealand, postcard

NZ Maori Woman & Carved Gateway, Rotorua, New Zealand, postcard

Maori People, Maori Art, Aboriginal Art, Tiki Bars, South Pacific, Woodcarving, Serendipity, Art Photography, Black People

Te Arawa women with mats woven for Rauru meeting house at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua

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.

Te Rauru meeting house, Whakarewarewa

Photograph taken circa 1908 by Thomas Pringle. Source of descriptive information - Meeting house identified.

Maori woman wearing korowai cloak

Maori woman wearing korowai cloak

Makareti - Maggie Papakura renowned guide of the Hot Lakes Region Rotorua

te rangi hiroa illustrations - Google Search

te rangi hiroa illustrations - Google Search

Postcard showing Hinemoa's Bath, the hot pool on Mokoia Island in Lake Rotorua. (undated, from the Waikato University Library collections)

Postcard showing Hinemoa's Bath, the hot pool on Mokoia Island in Lake Rotorua. (undated, from the Waikato University Library collections)

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.

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.

Fire brigade outside station, Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Circa 1921 (Museum image)

Fire brigade outside station, Haupapa Street, Rotorua; Circa - Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa on NZMuseums

Blue Baths in Rotorua, ca 1938 by National Library NZ on The Commons, via Flickr

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.

NEW ZEALAND NATIVE STUDIES: DAUGHTERS OF AN ARAWA RANGATIRA, OHINEMUTU, ROTORUA.

NEW ZEALAND NATIVE STUDIES: DAUGHTERS OF AN ARAWA RANGATIRA, OHINEMUTU, ROTORUA.