Friday, July 20, 2007

Mystery map

This blog's supposed to be called Reading the Maps, innit? Can anyone guess what the black dots on this particular map (click to expand) denote? The owner of the first correct answer gets a free shandy from yours truly at the launch of David Lyndon Brown's fine book next week (more of which soon). Clue for Muzzlehatch: they're not flies.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

sand? iron? mosquitos?

6:14 pm  
Blogger Richard Taylor said...

I think it indicates areas where the land is either owned by or is of quite some spiritual (or tapu) or historical significance to Maori - I know that Matakana Island is farmed by Maori. And the far North point is where the spirits of all the Maori who die depart for Hawaiki.

8:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they hoards of New Zealanders gathering around the coasts hoping a boat will take them somewhere? Anywhere?

1:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Hoards'?? That's a Freudian slip!
As Muldoon said, the average Kiwi immigrant to Australia raises the IQ of both countries...

8:55 am  
Blogger Richard Taylor said...

Australia is larger (bigger) than NZ.

11:04 pm  
Blogger Sanctuary said...

Patterns of Maori settlement?

9:23 pm  
Anonymous omar said...

pre -european maori settlerment?

5:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are kauri trees

1:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each dot is twenty people?

10:10 pm  
Anonymous Viagra Online said...

I don't have an idea what those dotes are, actually that map is rare enough, I think it doesn't have the correct shape it's bad elaborated.m10m

5:05 am  

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