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Oldest surviving photograph of Māori discovered in Australia

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Picture of Hemi Pomara posing in London in 1846 was discovered at the national library of Australia by researchers The oldest surviving photograph of a Māori person has been discovered in the national library of Australia, a historical “scoop” being lauded on both sides of the Tasman. Hemi Pomara was kidnapped from his home on the Chatham Islands in the early 1840s by British traders, after his family were slaughtered by a rival Māori tribe.
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