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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.




The first European canoeists to cross the strait were the brothers G. and J. Park, who in 1890 made a journey from Mana Island to Dunedin in 14 ft canoes. The first canoeist to cross solo was H. Sherman, a 16-year-old Wellington boy, who in 1896 went from Mana Island to Cape Koamaru in a tiny craft 12 ft long.

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