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"...
Pakihi - Māori and Business
Māori started trading with Europeans from the late 18th Century: with Captain Cook’s crews in the 1770s, Bellingshausen’s Russian expedition in 1820, D'Urville’s officers and men in 1827, and whalers and sealers in the 1820s...Read more about "Pakihi - Māori and Business"...
The Native Tenths Reserves
The New Zealand Company, a private company formed in Britain and supported by the British Government, established a colonisation scheme for New Zealand in the 1840's. The Company wanted...Read more about "The Native Tenths Reserves"...
Wakatu or Whakatu?
Many Māori names of localities and landscape features are no longer known, and where they have been preserved, the reason for the name may have disappeared in the...Read more about "Wakatu or Whakatu?"...
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"...
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