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Aerial Shot of Coastal Farm and Beach Chatham Islands New Zealand

Kahunene. Waitangi. The Chatham Islands (Moriori: Rekohu, Māori: 'Wharekauri') are an archipelago and New Zealand territory in the Pacific Ocean consisting of about ten volcanic islands within a 40 kilometres (25 mi) radius, the largest of which are Chatham Island and Pitt Island. Their name in the indigenous language, Moriori, means Misty Sun. These remote islands, over 800 kilometres (500 mi) east of southern New Zealand, have officially been part of New Zealand since 1842.

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Chatham Islands, New Zealand by eriagn, via Flickr. The Chatham Islands form an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean about 680 kilometres southeast of mainland New Zealand and consists of about ten islands.

The Moriori are the indigenous people of the Chatham islands. They were Maori Polynesians that settled in the islands from New Zealand in the century. The Moriori consisted of a small population, with its highest number of inhabitants being 2000 at t Singapore Island, Singapore Travel, Island Map, Island Beach, Chatham Islands, Polynesian People, New Zealand Beach, New Zealand Landscape, Maori Art

Chatham Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Chathams from space. Pitt Island bottom right

In 1791 William Broughton discovered the islands east of New Zealand which he named after his ship, Chatham. This view of the Chatham Islands was taken by Robin Morrison. Chatham Islands, Long White Cloud, New Zealand Landscape, Beautiful World, Photo Book, Monument Valley, Countries, Robin, Beautiful Pictures

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In 1791 William Broughton became the first European to discover the islands east of New Zealand which he named after his ship, Chatham. This view of the Chatham Islands was taken by Robin Morrison.

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Moriori - "In the first half of the 20th century it was thought the Moriori were a separate race who died out after the arrival of Māori. It is now accepted that Moriori settled the Chatham Islands from mainland New Zealand some time after 1300, possibly around the 1500s, and developed a distinct culture there. This drawing, by Rita Angus, depicts the clothing worn by a Moriori man." (From sourced site.) Chatham Islands, Cloud Atlas, New Zealand Art, Tlingit, Pacific Ocean, Southeast Asia, Art Gallery, Batman, Kiwi

Moriori - "In the first half of the 20th century it was thought the Moriori were a separate race who died out after the arrival of Māori. It is now accepted that Moriori settled the Chatham Islands from mainland New Zealand some time after 1300, possibly around the 1500s, and developed a distinct culture there. This drawing, by Rita Angus, depicts the clothing worn by a Moriori man." (From sourced site.)

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Orbiting over New Zealand, Hadfield spotted this landscape that gave a spooky aura. On the Chatham Islands east of the country the astronaut snapped this 'screaming ghost,' haunting the region — at least, apparently so from space Chatham Islands, Chris Hadfield, Ghost Hauntings, Space Photos, Daily Photo, New Zealand, Cool Pictures, At Least, Haunted Houses

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“Tonight's finale: A screaming ghost haunting the Chatham Islands east of New Zealand.”

Emile Rouargue ca A group of Maori engaging in a feast beside the sea or lake, with canoe drawn up beside them, and 2 head keepers on poles. Chatham Islands, Polynesian People, Maori People, Archaeological Discoveries, Maori Art, Black Lagoon, Easter Island, Printmaking, New Zealand

"When the Maoris overcame the gentle Morioris of the Chatham Islands, not only did they keep the captives penned up like live-stock waiting to be killed and eaten, but one of the leading chiefs of the invaders ordered a meal of six children at once to be cooked to regale his friends."

Lutheran mission and Maunganui bluff - The Chatham Islands is the first inhabited place in the world to see the rising sun each day. Chatham Islands, Nz History, New Zealand Landscape, North Coast, Lutheran, Rising Sun, Central Europe, Mount Rushmore, Sunrise

Lutheran mission and Maunganui bluff

Lutheran missionaries Johann Baucke and Johann Engst from central Europe established a mission on the north coast of Chatham Island, at the foot of Maunganui bluff, in the late 1860s. Burnt pipi shells were used to provide mortar for the construction, which was of local stone and akeake timber. ...