Topic: Mauao (Tauranga)

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The archaeological landscape within the Mauao Historic Reserve is of local, national and international significance. It represents the physical remains of approximately 600 years of human occupation. The archaeological / cultural landscape constitutes the reserve’s most important and non-renewable resource and is the reason for the reserve’s ‘Historic’ status. Story by Jinty Rorke.

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See alsoKorero Mauao / Legend of Mauao.

Archaeological Perspective

The archaeological landscape within the Mauao Historic Reserve is of local, national and international significance.  It represents the physical remains of approximately 600 years of human occupation.  The archaeological / cultural landscape constitutes the reserve’s most important and non-renewable resource and is the reason for the reserve’s ‘Historic’ status.
 
The archaeological features on Mauao have considerable cultural significance to iwi of Tauranga Moana. The report which follows deals specifically with the physical evidence relating to pre-1900 human activity on Mauao that can be identified and investigated using accepted archaeological methodology.Aerial photograph
 
The following document is in PDF format, and is also quite large so it has also been made available in three portions to assist downloading.
 
Archaeological Report – full report (PDF 4 Mb), archived at Perma CC: https://perma.cc/LGS3-LHT9.

To read the traditional stories of this region, visit Tauranga Memories Tauranga Moana, Tauranga Whenua site by clicking here.
This page was archvied at Perma cc April 2017 https://perma.cc/hn9x-v2dq
 

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Mauao (Tauranga)


City:Tauranga, New Zealand