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Puke Ariki Talks - Rediscovering the history of Ketemarae with Dr Caroline Phillips

Date: Wed 02 May 2018
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Puke Ariki Museum Foyer
Event Type: Workshops, Talks, Conferences
Town: New Plymouth

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. Archaeologist, Dr Caroline Phillips will discuss how 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.