This tinted lithograph by George French Angas was not published until 1847, but was based on his travels in the North Island in 1844. It shows several Māori on a path through the bush. Although they were originally a coastal Pacific people, the image suggests that they were at home in the New Zealand bush by the time Europeans arrived. They travelled through the forest and used it as a source of foods and medicines.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.