by Marti Frielander

Marti Friedlander, whose photographs held up a mirror to New Zealand, is saying goodbye. But you're not allowed to feel sorry for her.

Greg Semu photo, Suzanne Tamaki

Native Eye: century wahine, moko, costume and image is a provocative tangent to the 2006 World of Wearable Arts programme by artist/fashion designer Suzanne Tamaki. Land of the Wrong White Crowd Photo by Greg Semu.

Marti Friedlander's Moko Suite of Kirikino Kohitu

A Moko SUite photo of Kirikino Kohitu.

Mt Taranaki - from Parihaka Pa by Nick Caro - Photography, via Flickr

Mt Taranaki - from Parihaka Pa by Nick Caro - Photography, via Flickr

“Nanny” Esther Davis & Yasmin Bidois  Orakei Marae, NZ

Nanny Esther Davis Yasmin Bidois for He Kakano Ahau Orakei Marae, NZ

Queen Aotea, 2nd wife of King Tawhiao

Queen Aotea, wife of King Tawhiao


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Greg Semu photo, Suzanne Tamaki

Native Eye: century wahine, moko, costume and image is a provocative tangent to the 2006 World of Wearable Arts programme by artist/fashion designer Suzanne Tamaki. Land of the Wrong White Crowd Photo by Greg Semu.

“Nanny” Esther Davis & Yasmin Bidois  Orakei Marae, NZ

Nanny Esther Davis Yasmin Bidois for He Kakano Ahau Orakei Marae, NZ

Maori Chief

Land wars broke out with the arrival of the European settlers. In the Treaty of Waitangi was written and signed by several Maori Chiefs which gave the British monarchy sovereignty over parts of New Zealand

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Ta Moko is the tradtional facial tattooing of the Maori people of New Zealand: "It's like turning your soul inside out for everyone to see and it keeps you humble. You don't need to talk about yourself so much because it is there for people to see.

From a hand-coloured card from the late 1800's, the caption reads "Tuari Netana, a Typical Maori Chief" under the picture of a handsome elder with a tattooed face.

From a hand-coloured card from the late the caption reads "Tuari Netana, a Typical Maori Chief" under the picture of a handsome elder with a tattooed face.

New Zeland | Portrait of Hati Wira Takahi, Ngapuhi chief.	Hati Wira Takah, King Country | Auckland : E Pulman, c1873

New Zeland | Portrait of Hati Wira Takahi, Ngapuhi chief. Hati Wira Takah, King Country | Auckland : E Pulman, c1873

Maori woman, possibly Te Kaia Kingi, ca 1900

Young Maori woman known as Te Kaia Kingi or Gertie, (circa She wears a cloak about her shoulders and is holding a hoe.

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