IN NEW ZEALAND
Traditional Maori Architecture
Architecture of Prosperity/1870-1910
Changing & Conservative Architecture/1910-1930
Changing Influences Houses/1900-1930
FROM NEW ZEALAND ARCHITECTURE
FROM POLYNESIAN BEGINNINGS TO 1990
BY PETER SHAW/PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBIN MORRISON
New Zealand architecture has followed a similar pattern to that of Australia.
New fashions, originating overseas, were adopted very slowly, because New Zealand, like Australia, was a long way from Europe. The Maoris were already settled in New Zealand when the first immigrants came at the end of the 18th century. But, unlike the Australian Aboriginals, the Maoris had permanent buildings.
The settlers' first shelters were made of materials like wattle and daub, raupo, or slabs. Next came a timber-frame house with a verandah-a style still seen in country areas.
...From Australia,New Zealand Encyclopedia,Bay Books 1975.
ABOUT NEW ZEALAND