Story: Anthropology and archaeology

Edward Shortland's map of Waikouaiti

This map of Waikouaiti was drawn by Edward Shortland in 1843 and was reproduced in his 1851 book The southern districts of New Zealand. It includes the location of a site where moa bones were found. Shortland was a government official with a good knowledge of the Māori language and a keen interest in Māori life and traditions. His recordings of the southern Māori way of life, before major European settlement, remain an extremely important early anthropological work.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-K-1090-139-Map

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Peter Clayworth, 'Anthropology and archaeology - Colonial anthropology and archaeology, 1840 to 1890', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014