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Bay of Islands - Waitangi Treaty Grounds

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site.

It was here on February 6th, 1840, that the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed between Maori and the British Crown.

The Maori Meetinghouse (Te Whare Runanga ) on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is intricately carved, I could only get a view from the outside as there were about three tour groups queued to go though , but please have a look at the link for a stunning inside view.

http://www.aatravel.co.nz/101-must-dos-for-kiwis/Waitangi-Treaty-Grounds.html

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Apr 04 2007 01:25 GMT Ichthus1968
also a cool angle... interesting carving
Apr 04 2007 07:34 GMT senna3
Magnificent picture!
Apr 04 2007 10:29 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks Peter
Apr 04 2007 11:29 GMT PaP67
what means to pull out it's tongue in this case ?!
Apr 04 2007 12:10 GMT Midworlder PRO
Just as in real life it is supposed to symbolise disdain ... So it says "we aren't afraid of you"
Apr 04 2007 16:56 GMT Poulet PRO
Great angle !!! A wonderful shot, Roger !
Apr 04 2007 20:11 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks Poulet
Apr 05 2007 00:57 GMT gtc126
Super Angle....enhances the carvings....Simply beautiful!!!!

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