Story: Māori rock art – ngā toi ana

Augustus Hamilton photograph, 1890 (2nd of 2)

Augustus Hamilton photograph, 1890

This photograph shows rock drawings in a natural shelter at Maerewhenua, North Otago. It was taken around 1890 by Augustus Hamilton, then the registrar of the University of Otago. Hamilton was an enthusiastic self-taught ethnologist, and the first person to make a systematic photographic record of Māori rock art. 

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Photograph by Augustus Hamilton

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, 'Māori rock art – ngā toi ana - European responses to rock art', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by , published 22 Oct 2014