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Maori Divination

Collected by Famed Local historian Herries Beattie in the 1920’s: An intelligent old Native said to me:—“When I was a boy I went on voyages and knocking about with White sailors I lost my belief in the ancient ideas of my … Continue reading

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A Madmans Verse

Page 14 Observer, Volume 7, Issue 337, 23 May 1885, Page 14   With thanks to the national library of New Zealand http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=TO18850523.1.14&e=——-100-TO-1—-0burning+%22they+say%22–

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Some New Zealand figureheads

around New Zealand are housed a number of Figureheads taken from the sailing ships that connected New Zealand to the rest of the world. These warrant a reassessment under the entire scope of the history of the Figurehead. Some New Zealand figureheads from … Continue reading

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