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Title: Mr. Oseba’s last discovery
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Bell, George W
Subjects: Voyages and travels
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z., The New Zealand Times Co., ltd.
Contributing Library: Duke University Libraries
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enjoyed noneof the benefits of outside communication,no help from tameable animals, no experiencesby the chase, no traditions of industrial art,during most likely a lot more than 5 hundred years.However the Maori appears to have attained to a sur-prising degree a relatively complete mental and physicalstature. He has eloquence, perception, inquisi-tiveness and acquisitiveness. He has everythingbut^—civilisation. He has the soul, but it needstuning the material, but it needs shaking-upand seasoning. The magic touch of a newer,a larger inspiration is required, and that is becoming-injected into his awakening consciousness by abenign social sentiment. To-day, stated Oseba, the Zelania Maori,as seen in his grotesque operates of art, in hisstruggle for wild independence, in his weirdreligious ceremony, in his frequent avocations astoiler, expert man or politician, is the mostpicturesque human getting on the planet, andhis presence in Zelania offers a seasoning ofromance to be studied and enioyed in no otherland.

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Tattooed Maori Zhief.—Maori Carving. SCENE Vin.—Act II.APPROPRIATING A World. ALL being in readiness, a number of veryperfect maps were thrown on the canvas,displaying the plains, valleys, mountains,lakes, and rivers of Zelania, with the nature ofthe production of each and every island and a cautious anddetailed description as to location and resourceswas provided by the orator. Then, calling the interest of his audience,Oseba notified the folks that he was nowreaching the closing chapter of his report, or inour refined phrase he was on the homestretch. He mentioned :— ** Now, my youngsters, at this stage of ourinquiry, I want to remind you once again howclosely man is allied to Nature how he isadjusted to all the environing conditions howthe fresh breezes of a temperate zone give hima fair skin how a varied and pleasing aspectgives him a cheerful temperament how themountains recommend to him freedom, and theseas adventure how climate depresses orexhilarates how pastoral pursuits awaken thethe roma

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