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The first Māori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes in the Pacific, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kumara, in particular, required...Read more about "Maori horticultural skills and their soils"...
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 Ngāi Tara iwi from the Hataitai...Read more about "Ngai Tara at Appleby Pa"...
Early settlers did not fully understand the hazards posed by New Zealand waterways and death by drowning came to be known as 'the New Zealand death'.1 A role in...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
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 "Maori and Business"...
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