Story: Ideas about Māori origins

Pictorial story of New Zealand (1st of 2)

Pictorial story of New Zealand

This school text book was published by Whitcombe in the 1930s. At that time, it was generally accepted that Māori had an Indian origin.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: P-Box J919.31 WHI 1937

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How to cite this page:

K. R. Howe, 'Ideas about Māori origins - 1840s–early 20th century: Māori tradition and the Great Fleet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by K. R. Howe, published 8 Feb 2005