Traditional Maori Tattoo of New Zealand

Tattoo patterns and art on the face and body differed from one Polynesian island group to the next. By Kim MartinsHistorian Introduction Te Papa Tongawera (or simply Te Papa) is New Zealand’s innovative national museum situated near the foreshore of beautiful Wellington harbour. Te Papa Tongawera means “container of treasures” in Te Reo Maori, which is the indigenous language[…]

The Maori and Indigenous “Folk” Geographical Ideas and Knowledge

Discussing the advantage of studying folk geographic knowledge in a cross-cultural context. Abstract This paper advocates the need for studying indigenous folk geographical ideas and knowledge in addition to academic geographic ideas and knowledge to encompass all types of geographic tradition in a cross-cultural context. To date, historians of geographic ideas and knowledge in the[…]