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Maori Rock Carvings at Lake Taupo

This is a view of the Maori rock carvings at Lake Taupo in New Zealand. The Maori culture derives from the first settlers in New Zealand, who were from East Polynesia. It was not until much later that Europeans arrived in New Zealand. The carvings in this photo were made by a master carver in the 1970s, and took four summers to complete. The carvings represent the spiritual and cultural beauty of the Maori tradition.