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A role in which Maori distinguished themselves, and to which they seemed to be particularly well-suited by their courage and physical prowess, was rescuing people in distress. One rescue occurred...Read more about "Maori Rescues"...
Maori and 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 "Maori and Whaling"...
Maori and Business
Maori started trading with Europeans from the late 18th Century: with 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 and...Read more about "Maori 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"...
What’s in a name – Wakatu or Whakatu?
Many Maori 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 "What’s in a name – Wakatu or Whakatu?"...
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