Monthly Archives: November 2012

Clement Wragge and the Tattooed Rocks

This brief summery of the many interests of Clement Wragge is taken from Wikipedia. Clement Lindley Wragge (18 September 1852 – 10 December 1922), was a meteorologist born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England, but moved to Oakamoor, Staffordshire as a child. He … Continue reading

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The Tattooed Rocks

The first mention by Pakeha of the Tattooed rocks and the most exciting account is a passing mention (as a beautifully carved boulder) in an article Dated to September 1869 regarding the discovery of a Cave Containing the petrified remains … Continue reading

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Maori Script

The Question of whether early Maori possessed a written script falls into the wheelhouse of that perennial topic when dealing with the Strange in New Zealand, the origins of the Maori (One which often links in endlessly complex and byzantine ways with that other constant, the … Continue reading

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A Hostile Spirit

One of the more dramatic encounters and one of the more vivid descriptions of an Atua (Māori Dictionary definition) we have discovered in our reasearches. This story was reprinted in several papers in a truncated form (some of which have better reproduction) but … Continue reading

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