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New Zealand’s Māori may have been first to discover Antarctica, study suggests

Oral histories suggest the Polynesian explorer Hui Te Rangiora travelled to the region in the seventh century
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New Zealand’s Māori may have been first to discover Antarctica, study suggests

Oral histories suggest the Polynesian explorer Hui Te Rangiora travelled to the region in the seventh century Māori may have been the first to discover Antarctica, with connections to the icy continent and its surrounding oceans stretching back to the seventh century, researchers say.A new paper by University of Otago combines literature and oral histories, and concludes that Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, were likely the first people to explore Antarctica’s surrounding wa...
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Polynesians Discovered Antarctica Over 1,300 Years Ago, New Research Suggests

A review of literary and oral history suggests Polynesians, and not Europeans, were the first to explore Antarctic waters and possibly even spot the frozen continent itself.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Antarctica, New Zealand, Polynesia, Iwi, Ngai Tahu, Priscilla Wehi, The Royal Society Of New Zealand, Hui Te Rangiora, Ui Te Rangiora, Maori People, Ngahuia Mita, Tairawhiti, Regions Of New Zealand