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The stylised representation of Ruaumoko, the Maori God of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, was chosen as an appropriate symbol for the cover of The Bulletin (from volume 7) and is now used as a logo for The Society. Maori mythology records that Ruaumoko was the last of the family of seventy and he was still at the breast when the Earth-mother was turned over on her face by her other sons to improve the weather conditions, and was thus carried under. He is stated to be inimical to man and now and then he sends an earthquake or a volcano disturbance to destroy him.