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John and Kurapa Davis
We are inclined to think of New Zealand residents of the nineteenth century as being of either Māori or European background, but during the latter half of the...Read more about "John and Kurapa Davis"...
Matangi Āwhio - Auckland Point
Matangi Āwhio or Auckland Point has a long history of occupation dating back to 1450, when the tupuna (ancestor) Pohea established it as a pā (fortified settlement) and, according to...Read more about "Matangi Āwhio - Auckland Point"...
Nelson's gateway sculptures
The Novella Sculpture “Nau mai ki tōku Āhuru Mōwai” – Welcome to my safe home, to my sheltered haven. He wāhi e tau ana te wairua pai, e marino...Read more about "Nelson's gateway sculptures"...
Pūrākau - Legends of Te Tau Ihu
The stories and legends, or pūrākau, of Te Tau Ihu tell of significant events in the history of the region. Some are Polynesia-wide legends, including creation myths, adapted to local...Read more about "Pūrākau - Legends of Te Tau Ihu"...
Succession of Iwi Māori in Nelson Districts
The following tables detail a chronological sequence of Māori occupation of the Nelson districts. Whakapapa iwi refers to tribes for whom genealogies are known. There is a recurring pattern...Read more about "Succession of Iwi Māori in Nelson Districts"...
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