Postcard about the Māori

Captain Cook first wrote about the Māori people in 1769 after discovering New Zealand. Little did he know that the Māori were a Polynesian people originating from south-east Asia that had sailed to the islands in search of a new home. We learned that the Māori didn’t settle on the South Island because conditions were more favorable for survival on the North Island.

The Māori people and culture are well established and visible on the North Island with settlements found in many villages and towns along our route. All of the following images were made on the North Island.

About rkcaton

We like to travel and even spent nine years roaming around North America in a 40 foot motorhome. We're now back in a home in Washington state roaming by car, air, and boat.
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2 Responses to Postcard about the Māori

  1. safetyamy says:

    Thank you for sharing your travels! I am enjoying reading your blog snd love the photos, too. I got a big giggle out of the seat cushions in the church.😊

  2. Cindy says:

    These pix are wonderful! The art is truly spectacular… We watched a 6 episode series, The Pacific: In the wake of Captain Cook with Sam Niell a year or so ago. It was very informative and showed a lot of cultural places like this…

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