New Zealand | Te Aho: a noted Waikato warrior | Charles Goldie (New Zealand history painter and portraitist; 1870 - 1947).  Oil on Canvas.  1902

New Zealand | Te Aho: a noted Waikato warrior | Charles Goldie (New Zealand history painter and portraitist; 1870 - 1947). Oil on Canvas. 1902

John Bevan Ford-Ruru In The Pacific Bush (Morepork-NZ owl)

John Bevan Ford-Ruru In The Pacific Bush (Morepork-NZ owl)

KahuroaKahungunu - Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi. Incorporating an ancestor into the dwelling is a common architectural feature of the canoe and meeting houses.

KahuroaKahungunu - Kahungunu was the ancestor of the Māori tribe Ngāti Kahungunu, and is seen here holding a hoe and a canoe paddle. This shows his abilities as a navigator. The carving is part of the canoe house on Treaty grounds, Waitangi. Incorporating an ancestor into the dwelling is a common architectural feature of the canoe and meeting houses.

Hinenuitepo - Goddess of the Night ///    There is only one female god in Maori Legend. She is the daughter of Tane Mahuta, god of the Forest and Birds, and Hineahuone, woman made from earth.    Today She is known as Hinenuitepo but she began life as Hinetitama, the Dawn Maiden.

Hinenuitepo - Goddess of the Night /// There is only one female god in Maori Legend. She is the daughter of Tane Mahuta, god of the Forest and Birds, and Hineahuone, woman made from earth. Today She is known as Hinenuitepo but she began life as Hinetitama, the Dawn Maiden.

Gordon Pembridge, inside bowl, Koru Fern 5, 2007  Black Maire, Acrylic Paint, Lacque

Gordon Pembridge, inside bowl, Koru Fern 5, 2007 Black Maire, Acrylic Paint, Lacque

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