Maori Rock-Carvings

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IN NATURE of November 21 last, p. 763, reference is made to an interesting discovery of Maori rock-carvings announced by the Wellington (N.Z.) correspondent of the Times in its issue of November 11. In that account there occurs the following passage: “Further exploration in this region [the Ngatihotu country] it is hoped may yield…possibly even a picture of a Moa which would establish the connexion of the Maoris or their predecessors with this great wingless bird… Some authorities consider that the Moa was extinct before the first Maori migration, though it is admitted that the people who were here before the Maoris saw the bird in the flesh.”

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