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Pink and White Terraces of New Zealand
Definition by Kim Martins

Pink and White Terraces of New Zealand

The cascading geothermal pink and white terraces of Aotearoa New Zealand were often referred to internationally and within New Zealand as the eighth wonder of the world. They were a famous tourist attraction in the 19th century until the...
Traditional Maori Tattoo of New Zealand
Article by Kim Martins

Traditional Maori Tattoo of New Zealand

Te Papa Tongawera (or simply Te Papa) is New Zealand's innovative national museum situated near the foreshore of beautiful Wellington harbour. Te Papa Tongawera means “container of treasures” in Te Reo Maori, which is the indigenous language...
The French Exploration of New Zealand
Article by Kim Martins

The French Exploration of New Zealand

The French exploration of New Zealand has been overshadowed by the achievements of British navigator Captain James Cook (1728-1779), but French navigators who visited Aotearoa's (New Zealand) shores named over 100 geographical places and...
In Darwin's Footsteps - Te Waimate Mission
Article by Kim Martins

In Darwin's Footsteps - Te Waimate Mission

The Bay of Islands is a subtropical region in New Zealand's far north and is a popular destination for big-game fishing, sailing, and dolphin watching. It is an area rich in the history of Maori (Māori in their own language) and European...
Hei Tiki
Article by Kim Martins

Hei Tiki

The hei tiki is a small personal adornment, fashioned by hand from tough pounamu (New Zealand greenstone or nephrite jade), and is worn around the neck. Hei means something looped around the neck, and tiki is a generic word used throughout...
New York and New Jersey Campaign
Article by Harrison W. Mark

New York and New Jersey Campaign

The New York and New Jersey Campaign (3 July 1776 to 3 January 1777) was a pivotal campaign waged during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) for control of New York City, the Hudson River, and the resource-rich state of New Jersey...
National Museum of New Zealand: Te Papa Tongarewa
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National Museum of New Zealand: Te Papa Tongarewa

The iconic Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand opened in 1988 CE and houses the national art collection among its taonga (or treasures).
The History of New Zealand's Matariki: Maori New Year and Star Cluster
Video by Kelly Macquire

The History of New Zealand's Matariki: Maori New Year and Star Cluster

Matariki is the name of a star cluster that can be seen from New Zealand in the early morning of the months in mid-winter. New Zealand's Matariki is the name for the Maori New Year and the star cluster. It is one of the brightest star clusters...
John Hoyte's Painting of the Pink and White Terraces of New Zealand
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John Hoyte's Painting of the Pink and White Terraces of New Zealand

Painting by John Hoyte (1835-1913) of the world-famous pink and white terraces of New Zealand that were destroyed by volcanic eruption in 1886. Sarjeant Gallery, Te Whare o Rehua, Whanganui.
The Route of the St Jean Baptiste and the Endeavour around the North Cape of New Zealand
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The Route of the St Jean Baptiste and the Endeavour around the North Cape of New Zealand

The route of the St Jean Baptiste and Captain James Cook's Endeavour around the North Cape of New Zealand in December 1769.
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