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Musings in Maori-land

Musings in Maori-land

Māori were a unique, distinguishing element of New Zealand life. For a time around the 1900s Australians called New Zealand ‘Maoriland’ and a few New Zealanders also used the name. The poet Thomas Bracken collected his verse under the title Musings in Maori-land, with images which were appropriately nationalistic.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Maorilanders', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015