Story: Northland region

Early carving

One of the relics of early Māori occupation of Northland is this carving, found at Lake Tāngonge, near Kaitāia. Once thought to be a door lintel, it is more likely to be a roof decoration. It is now in the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: Ethno 6341

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - First inhabitants: Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/8967/early-carving (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015