Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Maori at Dusky Sound

I have been doing a little bit of research recently on the history of Dusky Sound. Lots of crazy characters and interesting stories. I love this image of Maori at Dusky Sound. Academics tend to talk of Maori intrusion into some of our more wilder places as a seasonal thing, and this can be true, as in regards to say muttonbirds, but I am quite interested in the idea that human population movements may have been "plagues", in the same way as we consider other invasive species today.


Ruahines said...

Kia ora Jamie,
You would enjoy Lake Colenso in the Ruahine, a very spiritual and ancient feel to it. The Maori would go to gather kokopu and birds.

Jamie said...

Hey Robb

I have eyed Colenso up on the map, hopefully it won't be long before I make its aquaintance!

I am running into the problem at the moment that there is so much new stuff to do closer to home...but it won't be long before I'm knocking on your front door looking for the inside word on Ruahine missions!

take care