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Kōura - Māori and Gold
The goldrushes In 1857 there were 1,300 Pakeha and 600 Māori digging in the Aorere district[aorere-gold/], New Zealand's first real goldrush. The influx had a profound effect on tangata...Read more about "Kōura - Māori and Gold"...
Te Tau Ihu Māori and the Taranaki Wars
On 17 March 1860, Government troops attacked the pa Te Kohia at Waitara, North Taranaki, stronghold of Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke of Te Ātiawa and his followers. Te Rangitāke...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu Māori and the Taranaki Wars"...
Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Aoraki
The ancient name of the South Island was Te Waka a Aoraki, a name given by the early Polynesian inhabitants of Aotearoa. Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Aoraki...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Aoraki"...
Patu Tohorā or Māori Whaling
Ancient archaeological finds in Te Tau Ihu include whale tooth pendants, whalebone amulets and other adornments, and simulated whale teeth made from local serpentine. It is not clear whether...Read more about "Patu Tohorā or Māori Whaling"...
Mātauranga - Māori and education
Pre-European Māori learned by oral methods which developed strong memory skills and powerful oratory. Early European visitors and settlers admired Māori intelligence. Dieffenbach (1839) wrote: Greenwood, Sarah: The Motueka...Read more about "Mātauranga - Māori and education"...
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