Story: Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health

Kahuwera pā

Kahuwera pā

Kahuwera , in the Bay of Islands, is shown abandoned in this sketch by Louis-Auguste de Sainson. The artist was in a party with Dumont D’Urville when he visited the pā in March 1827. Māori settlements in pre-European times were orderly, with rubbish dumps and latrines located well away from living areas.

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Drawing by Louis Auguste de Sainson

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Raeburn Lange, 'Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health - Pre-European health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/27234/kahuwera-pa (accessed 13 November 2019)

Story by Raeburn Lange, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018