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Kokowai (red ochre), obtained from clays rich in iron and aluminium silicates, was highly prized by Maori; depending on chemical composition, reds, oranges, yellows and browns were produced. Onekaka...Read more about "Kokowai"...
Artist, draughtsman and explorer The young Charles Heaphy was initially employed by the New Zealand Company as an artist and draughtsman, but his duties were varied and included helping to chart...Read more about "Charles Heaphy 1820-1881"...
Surveyor and Explorer Thomas Brunner was a young, upper middle-class Englishman working for an Oxford architect and surveyor, but he came from a family of colonists and had adventure...Read more about "Thomas Brunner (1821–74)"...
Ngai Tara at Appleby Pa
In the late 1500s when Ngāti Tūmatak[sitetree_link,id=490]ō[http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2014/0019/latest/DLM5214278.html]kiri[sitetree_link,id=490] were consolidating their hold over the western districts of Te Tau Ihu, a section of the closely-related Ngai Tara iwi from the Hataitai...Read more about "Ngai Tara at Appleby Pa"...
Sir Thomas Picton and naming of Picton
Sir Thomas Picton Lawrence, Thomas Sir: Portrait of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton Click image to enlargePicton was originally called Waitohi, or Waitohi Pa. It was named by the...Read more about "Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) and the naming of Picton"...
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