Story: Moriori

Moriori in the late 19th century

Moriori in the late 19th century

These three Moriori men (standing) are wearing a mix of traditional and European clothing. They carry defensive staffs and wear flax mats around the waist and shoulders, feathers on the front of the head, and albatross tufts in their beards.

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Reference: 206F Barker Album 4, p. 27

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Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, 'Moriori - The impact of new arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1686/moriori-in-the-late-19th-century (accessed 23 May 2019)

Story by Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017