National Geographic : 1943 Sep
Auckland Weekly News Emaciated by a Long, Hazardous Voyage, Maori Navigators Discovered New Zealand inthe Fourteenth Century Coming from "Hawaiki," their traditional homeland, these early settlers had only stars, winds, and currents to guide cramped, twin-hulled war canoes. Centuries later came the white "discoverers" and colonists with gunpowder. Peace in 1871 ended the struggle between the races. Now the92,000 Maoris arecivilized, respon sible citizens. In Libia their men fought valorously against the Axis. Painted by C. F . Goldie and L. J. Steele,and reproduced bypermission oftheAuckland Gallery of Art, this picture records graphically the suffering of these colonists from hunger, thirst, and discomfort.