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North Island

Also known as: Te Ika ā Māui.

Mentioned in

A North Island squatter homestead — Tuputupuru, Gladstone, Wairarapa, c. 1895 black and white photograph of dam construction Figure 13.1. Southern North Island rivals for the hinterland in the 1880s Title Page of Dr Solander's Manuscript — Translated, this reads: — The First Fruits of the Flora of New Zealand — Or — Catalogue of Plants Collected in the North and South Islands — of New Zealand from 8th october to 31st March AD 1769 and — 1770 — ‘Eahei no Mauwe’ and ‘T'avai Poenammoo’ are Solander's (and Cook's) way of writing the Maori prases ‘he ahi no Maui’ (a fire of Maui) and ‘Te Wai-Pounamu’ (the water of greenstone). Cook adopted these names for the North and South Islands, though he … Tribal areas and company boundaries, 28 (Maori) Battalion


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