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Map of New Zealand's Māori Iwi (tribes)
From NZTE's Māori Cultural Kit for people wanting to do business with Māori organisations, a map showing tribal boundaries of New Zealand's Māori iwi.
Māori harvesting seasons
The traditional food economy was based around the different seasons, as shown by this chart. Māori needed a complex understanding of the natural world to maximise harvesting.
In the 1850s Auckland province offered 40 acres (16 hectares) for any immigrant to the province who was likely to become a 'useful colonist', plus another 20 acres (8 hectares) for any child aged five to 18. Such immigration advertising helped to establish the idea that New Zealand was a pastoral...
Te Arawa genealogy
Ohomairangi was born from the union of the ancestor Pūhaorangi, who descended from the heavens and slept with Te Kuraimonoa. Six generations later when war ravaged the Polynesian island of Rangiātea, Ohomairangi’s descendant Tamatekapua led his people to the North Island of New Zealand in...
Distribution of pā in New Zealand
This map shows where Māori pā were found throughout New Zealand. They were located in the best areas to grow Polynesian crops such as kūmara and taro. Fortified pā were built to protect the inhabitants in times of war.
The Kaiapohia Memorial or 'Tiki" to the Ngai Tahu people with [Owen Williams?] and bicycle, Rangiora District, Canterbury Region | National Library of New Zealand
Photograph taken by William Williams. Scratching on the negative read Empire Day 1907 for the 24th of May 1907 celebrating Queen Victoria's birthda...
Traditional lands of Ngāpuhi
The territory of New Zealand’s largest tribe stretches from Hokianga to Maunganui Bluff in the west, and from the Bay of Islands to Whāngārei in the east. The map shows mountains and hills significant to Ngāpuhi as well as the main place names. ...
Penny divers, Whakarewarewa
The Māori village of Whakarewarewa in Rotorua is built in a thermal area with many mud pools, geysers and hot springs. It has been one of New Zealand's main tourist attractions since the late 19th century, and an important point of contact between Māori and European. These children wait in ...
The Four Winds of Tawhirimatea
I photographed these two sculptures outside New Plymouth's Puke Ariki a few days ago - during the one sunny break I had in three days there. The plaque above, refers to the two images of the same sculpture above, which sits on the grass down below the entrance to the museum. This second sculpture is placed outside the Puke Ariki/New Plymouth Library. Puke Ariki, incidentally, is an excellent little museum. www.pukeariki.com