Story: Moriori

The Chatham Islands

The Chatham Islands

The oldest Moriori artefacts have been uncovered on the shoreline of Pitt Island. In the background rises the ancient remnant volcano Hakepa, also the highest point on the island. This photograph was taken in the 1980s.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Photograph by Robin Morrison

Permission of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Courtesy of the Estate of Robin Morrison

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How to cite this page:

Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, 'Moriori - Origins of the Moriori people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1681/the-chatham-islands (accessed 26 May 2017)

Story by Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017