Memorial at Maketu

 
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At maketu on the coastline of the Pacific in the Bay of Plenty NZ, there is a tall monument, this carving is at the base

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Guest - May 22, 2007 10:18 PM EDT
Yes, this is a maori carving on the stone memorial. The shells are paua which is also known in US as abalone. A memorial to the landing of the Arawa Waka (canoe) from Hawaaiki, it believed sometime after 1150AD.
Guest - May 22, 2007 03:28 PM EDT
Oh, thx of this pretty capture, I remember me at my own: now I will show the next upload, I made one like this with PS may be you will take a look.
Guest - May 21, 2007 09:55 PM EDT
very interesting. looks like it might be a Maori memorial of some sort?
Guest - May 21, 2007 06:07 PM EDT
A very pretty capture nanakiwi! It is interesting, I want to know more too. Don
Guest - May 21, 2007 03:25 PM EDT
What does this carving signify?Is it some kind of shell embeded in the eyes?Very interesting shot,and great color.

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