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Maori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. Contemporary Maori culture has been shaped by the traditions of its rich cultural heritage.

The Maori girls Hereni and Rowanga pictured in 1889. Several of the historic 19th-century photos taken by Pulman have now been sold at auction in Shropshire this week

How traditional Maori face tattoos called Moko describe without words

The Maori girls Hereni and Rowanga pictured in 1889. Several of the historic 19th-century photos taken by Pulman have now been sold at auction in Shropshire this week

Edward Smallwood Richards (1837-1917) Portrait of Mere Tupe-o-tu, of Taranaki, probably in the late 1860s

mister-nobody: “les-sources-du-nil: Edward Smallwood Richards Portrait of Mere Tupe-o-tu, of Taranaki, taken, probably in the late Moriori, Inhabitant of the Chatham Islands ” —.

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unknown maori chief unknown photographer #maoritattoosmen

Te Ua Haumene, 1860s who founded the Hauhau Church. Unknown photographer.

Te Ua Haumene, who founded the Hauhau Church.

Some fine specimens of old-tiwc Maori carving preserved at Rotorua. fhe chair, staff, and paddle were given by Maoris to the Rev. Richard Taylor, one of New Zealand's earliest missionaries. Each part of the exquisitely-carved chair was done by a separate tribe, and the carving of each tribe can be easily recognised. The staff is inscribed in Mr. Taylor's own handwriting as the one presented to him by the Maoris, and had been his companion on all his journeyings—(Evening Post, 10 December…

Some fine specimens of old-tiwc Maori carving preserved at Rotorua. fhe chair, staff, and paddle were given by Maoris to the Rev. Richard Taylor, one of New Zealand's earliest missionaries. Each part of the exquisitely-carved chair was done by a separate tribe, and the carving of each tribe can be easily recognised. The staff is inscribed in Mr. Taylor's own handwriting as the one presented to him by the Maoris, and had been his companion on all his journeyings—(Evening Post, 10 December…

Maori girls from Hawk's Bay, New Zealand.

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Maori Moko | Kuia | MOKO MAORI TA MOKO

Unidentified kuia (elderly Maori woman) with a moko on her chin and lips. She wears a kahu huruhuru (feather cloak), a pendant (probably made of greenstone), and feathers in her hair. This image was taken circa by an unidentified photographer.

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