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Rotarua NZ  -  Maori carving

Rotarua NZ - Maori carving

Makereti Papakura (Guide Maggie), with her sister Bella, wearing korowai - an image from the Alexander Turnbull Library. The Rotorua Library holds a copy of Maggie's Guide to the Hot Lakes, written in 1905

Makereti Papakura (Guide Maggie), with her sister Bella, wearing korowai - an image from the Alexander Turnbull Library. The Rotorua Library holds a copy of Maggie's Guide to the Hot Lakes, written in 1905

Princess Piki being anointed to become Maori Queen 1966 Aetearoa New Zealand

Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu (Paramount Chief Hawk of the Morning Sky) 1931 – Queen of the Maori, born Princess Piki Mahuta

Guide Sophia in traditional korowai (cloak). Photo from about 1985. Borrow this to find out more about Sophia the Guide -- Maori biographies, sketches of old New Zealand

Pinned as "Guide Sophia in traditional korowai (cloak). Photo from about Borrow this to find out more about Sophia the Guide -- Maori biographies, sketches of old New Zealand"

Guide Rangi and The Rotorua Arawa Concert Party

Guide Rangi and The Rotorua Arawa Concert Party

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around 1900. Some of her story at the link

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, an Austronesian Maori woman from New Zealand, taken around Some of her story at the link.

In 1905, tourist guides in the Rotorua thermal area wore red headscarves. This is Guide Bella who inspired the New Zealand Maori folksong, Pakete Whero

In tourist guides in the Rotorua thermal area wore red headscarves. This is Guide Bella who inspired the New Zealand Maori folksong, Pakete Whero