Born for War

New Zealand's Military History - A Family Perspective

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  • My Moko
    by tumatauenga on October 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM
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    Brief doco based on my traditional Maori 'moko' or facial tattoo.

  • Mau Rakau or Traditional Maori Weaponry
    by tumatauenga on May 4, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    One example of Maori weaponry and its use, these are pounamu mere's (greenstone club/blades). Clip courtesy of Tu Ake 2011

  • Born for War promo...
    by tumatauenga on November 16, 2010 at 1:34 AM
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  • Moko - Maori facial tattoo
    by tumatauenga on August 31, 2010 at 4:35 AM
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    3D Rendering of a Maori moko (facial tattoo), showing an example of designs, placement, and the associated meanings.This is part of a thesis on 'the implementation of the koru' design.


    Courtesy of Dee Tauroa.

  • Taua
    by tumatauenga on July 23, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    This short film by Tearepa Kahi, depicts a taua (war-party) hauling a traditional Maori waka (canoe) overland towards another body of water (river, sea, or lake). They have captured a prisoner and are attempting to flee enemy territory and return home. *This is how a Nga Puhi taua, under the command of Hongi Hika and other senior chiefs (including Moka Te Kainga-mataa) undertook a major raid upon the people of Te Arawa in the Rotorua area in 1823. Kura Productions (2007)

  • Mr Karate
    by tumatauenga on November 13, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    Rough copy of a brief video about my father's service in Vietnam, as well as a general background about my own military service.


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