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A Photograph of Maori Coffins

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Daughter of the Dawn: New Zealand Pulp Fiction 1903

A THRILLING NEW ZEALAND STORY. Star , Issue 76, 17 February 1903, Page 4   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=TS19030217.2.72&srpos=7&e=——-100–1—-0cursed+goddess–     With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand  

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Decapitation of a Witch

Untitled Southland Times , Issue 2366, 6 May 1876, Page 2 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=ST18760506.2.11&srpos=11&e=——-10–11—-2the+goddess+minerva– With Thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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A missed opportunity: Classical place names lost

MAORI PLACE-NAMES. Auckland Star, Volume LV, Issue 75, 28 March 1924, Page 3 With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS19240328.2.15&srpos=60&e=——-100–1—-0surveyor+styx–

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Mokoia Island: Spirit and Place in New Zealand

AS ISLE OF GHOSTS. Otago Daily Times , Issue 15780, 3 June 1913, Page 3 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=ODT19130603.2.7&srpos=16&e=——-100–1—-0occult+portent– with thanks to the National Library of New Zealand    

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Maori decorative art 1925

Born in Scotland, Robert Donn came to New Zealand in 1921. He was a landscape watercolourist, as well as an art instructor at Dunedin Technical College and Auckland Teachers College in 1925 he composed this talk on Maori art as decorative art, it serves as … Continue reading

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Maori Art Deco

from the September 1930 issue of Art in New Zealand

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Hauhau Battle Flags

The Pai Mārire movement (known as Hauhau to Pakeha at the time) was a Maori religious movement that arose in the 1860’s and is of primary interest to this blog due to its syncretic nature that included in its mixture elements of pre christian Maori beliefs and … Continue reading

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Some Maori mystic symbolism

some Post-European examples of both the evolution of traditional/magical Maori symbolism as well as the adaptation of symbols of European origin to New Zealand. from Alan Taylor‘s wonderful “Maori folk art”

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Spirits on fog shrouded hills

FAIRIES AND ELVES. Not all the supernatural beings of the olden Maoris were grim monsters or fierce goblins; the fairies and elves are in a different category. The hill near Palmerston South, known as Puketapu, is sometimes swathed with fog … Continue reading

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