National Geographic : 1936 Feb
© National Geographic Society THIS MAORI SCION PLAYED THE LEAD IN A "MOVIE" His ancestors, hardy pioneers and warriors, steered their canoes across uncharted South Seas to find and settle this land, which they called Ao-tea roa,"The Long White Cloud," or "Long, Bright Land." He wears a thick flax mat costume, with a cape made of feathers of the wingless kiwi. Finlay Photographs by W. Robert Moore TATTOOED LIPS AND CHIN WERE ONCE THE KEYNOTE TO BEAUTY This elderly woman,here sitting onher veranda and smoking apipe, recalls vividly the tragiceruption ofMount Tarawera in1886. She was one of the few survivorswhen her village was completely buried inmud and ashes.