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Origin of the Maoris
TitleOrigin of the Maoris
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1922
AuthorsAdams, John Q.
MagazineImprovement Era
Volume25
Issue Number4
Pagination507-508
Date PublishedApril 1922
KeywordsMāori; Polynesia
Abstract

A reference to an experience of a Captain Barclay, recorded in the Australian Review of Reviews, where Barclay saw sacred stone figures on an island in New Zealand. Subsequently he saw similar figures in the Easter Islands and in Peru. This is seen by Adams as evidence that the Polynesians came from the Americas.