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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