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Te Papa

This was one of the Maori huts inside the Te Papa museum.
My First NZ Holiday (South Island)

January 6th 2009
In September 2007 my family and I went campervaning (not my preferred mode of travel and accommodation with four people crammed in) along the western coast of New Zealand for two weeks. I was excited because I'd heard so much about the stunning landscape (I mean, who [i[hasn't seen 'Lord of the Rings'?). It was fascinating to see how similar and yet still different Australia is from it's most imme ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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