This early map of the South Island and Stewart Island, was drawn from an original Māori sketch, and shows Māori place names of coastal and harbour areas, and two lakes. Written on the map are comments, including descriptions of the quality of harbours and land, such as ‘only fit for boats’, ‘flat land’, ‘plenty of seals’, and ‘plenty of whalers huts.’
There is no Dunedin on the map just a note that says “plenty of white pine.” What is the Māori name for white pine and what was it used for?
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