Story: Ideas about Māori origins

‘Greetings from Maoriland’ (2nd of 2)

‘Greetings from Maoriland’

Images of young Māori women, wooden carvings and other icons were often the subject of postcards in the early 20th century. New Zealand was presenting Māori culture as a unique feature; it was an early form of branding.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-POSTCARD-Vol-3-034-3

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How to cite this page:

K. R. Howe, 'Ideas about Māori origins - 1880s–1970s: Moriori origins; the Great Fleet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 October 2022)

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