Rediscovering the History of Ketemarae


Archaeology Week – Public Lecture, Dr Caroline Phillips Ketemarae was a group of Maori settlements set in a bush clearing near present-day Normanby. It was a significant location during the Land Wars, but afterwards sank from view. Fast forward 150 years and a roading project uncovered parts of an unknown Maori fortification. In order to identify the place, many different strands of information (written and oral histories, old survey plans, aerial photographs, geomagnetic survey, and archaeology) were woven together to revive the history of Ketemarae.

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Wed 02 May, 5:30 p.m.

Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, Taranaki

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