Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Papatūānuku

Papatūānuku

This painting of Papatūānuku, the earth mother, is by Phil Mokaraka Berry of Ngāpuhi. Papatūānuku was a personification of land in Māori tradition. This illustrates the importance placed by Māori on land.

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Acrylic on canvas by Phil Mokaraka Berry

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - The alienation of Māori land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/25772/papatuanuku (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010