Coffee time!

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Sep 25 2016

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Category: New Zealand, Oceania

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The background of the impressive Maori figure on the painting we recognize as Okains Bay, the pristine bay that I showed you on this blog two weeks ago. Behind the Maori’s back we see two waka (traditional Maori canoes) pulled up on the beach. The first Maoris that came to New Zealand over a thousand years ago may have arrived in similar waka, with their prolonged and nicely carved stern-posts.

Waka, Waitangi Day, Okains Bay, South Island New Zealand 2013

Waka, Waitangi Day, Okains Bay, South Island, New Zealand 2013

I happened to visit Okains Bay a few years ago on Waitangi Day when a waka could be admired as it was rowed on the river during the day’s festivities.

Waka, Waitangi Day, Okains Bay, South Island New Zealand 2013

Waka, Waitangi Day, Okains Bay, South Island, New Zealand 2013

Photo of the week: Maori & Colonial Museum, Painting by M.Wirihana (1987), Okains Bay, South Island, New Zealand 2013