Story: First peoples in Māori tradition

‘Te wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa’

‘Te wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa’

This mural takes pride of place in the National Library of New Zealand’s reading room in Wellington. Carved by Cliff Whiting of Te Whānau-a-Apanui, it depicts Māori gods such as Ranginui (sky father) and Papatūānuku (earth mother).

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'First peoples in Māori tradition - Tāne, Hineahuone and Hine', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005