In Māori tradition the earth mother Papatūānuku, one of the two primal gods, represents land, illustrating its importance to Māori. Rather than perceiving land as being ‘owned’, Māori formed a relationship with it. This painting of Papatūānuku was done by Phil Mokaraka Berry of Ngāpuhi.
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Acrylic on canvas by Phil Mokaraka Berry
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