This episode we look at the realm of Hineraukatauri, goddess of flutes. We primarily look at the kōauau, what it was, how it was made, what it was used for and of course how it sounded! We also talk briefly about the rehu and whio!
We continue looking at taonga pūoro with some more shells, this time from land snails, along with the realms of Hine Pū Te Hue, goddess of gourds, Tāwhirimātea, lord of winds and storms and Papatuānuku, the Earth Mother.
We continue the story of Barnet Burns in which he finally gets himself settled into his new life until he hits a few, shall we say, bumps in the road including being captured and experiencing his first proper battle, which he led soldiers in!
We take a bit of a break from our regular programming to bring you some episodes about an English trader that came to Aotearoa, Barnet Burns! (Yes, I did cover this in the Pax Britannica episode but there will be new things in this too!)
This time we will talk about what Europeans thought about moko, given it was something entirely different to what they had ever expereinced before, as well generally the sort of things they recorded about moko and how it was captured visually. To finish, we will discuss those Europeans and Pākehā who ended up receiving moko themselves, some against their will.
Wet plate photography exhibit: https://www.puaki.com
This episode we look at the tohunga tā moko, the tattooists themselves as well as the people being tattooed. We have a particular focus on women, talking about their moko, what it cost and other interesting tidbits. We also chat briefly about the tikanga and tapu of the moko as a whole!
Part 1 of a special collaboration episode with the Happy Hour History Podcast about a very interesting and not well known part of New Zealand history: Robert 'Bob' Semple. This is all about his early life, his involvement in politics and the early labour movement in Aotearoa. It's an absolute cracker! Warning: language that some may deem offensive used throughout.
We round out our discussion of Maori carving talking about motifs, with a focus on depictions of humans as well as talking about the carvers themselves. I also get excited about charcoal on rocks towards the end…