New Zealand | Harawira Te Mahikai, chief of the Ngati Kahungunu tribe, wearing his cloak and holding his taiaha or challenge stick.  Portrait by NZ Lindauer, photographed by Gladys Goodall ~ scanned postcard

New Zealand | Harawira Te Mahikai, chief of the Ngati Kahungunu tribe, wearing his cloak and holding his taiaha or challenge stick. Portrait by NZ Lindauer, photographed by Gladys Goodall ~ scanned postcard

Ella Verbenne & Yasmin Bidois by David K. Shields for Stil Magazine:  white feathers and snake necklace...

Ella Verbenne & Yasmin Bidois by David K. Shields for Stil Magazine

Ella Verbenne & Yasmin Bidois by David K. Shields for Stil Magazine: white feathers and snake necklace...

A RARE MAORI TAIAHA   18TH/19TH CENTURY   Of one piece of hardwood, comprising long flat blade (ate) widening towards the tip, and carved head (upoko) with short carved tongue (arero)  60½in (153.7cm) overall

A RARE MAORI TAIAHA 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of one piece of hardwood, comprising long flat blade (ate) widening towards the tip, and carved head (upoko) with short carved tongue (arero) 60½in (153.7cm) overall

Te Arawa women with mats woven for Rauru meeting house at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua

Te Arawa women with mats woven for Rauru meeting house at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua

Mere Awhitu wife of King’s son Pulman Studio (Active 1867 – 1900) Albumen photograph Circa 1880 Size: 15 x 10.5 cm.

Mere Awhitu wife of King’s son Pulman Studio (Active 1867 – 1900) Albumen photograph Circa 1880 Size: 15 x 10.5 cm.

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