This photograph of an unidentified Maori man with a moko (facial tattoo) was taken in 1880.
Some Christian missionaries disapproved of moko, arguing that they were a heathen practice, so some Maori men let their facial hair grow to cover their tattoos.
Alexander Turnbull Library
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