Story: Ngā mātua – Māori parenting

Tāne separating Rangi and Papa

Tāne separating Rangi and Papa

This stamp depicts Ranginui (the sky father) and Papatūānuku (earth mother) being separated by their son Tāne. Rangi and Papa are the first parents in Māori tradition.

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Reference: 1994 Maori myth stamp issue

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Cindy Kiro, 'Ngā mātua – Māori parenting - Parenting in tradition and history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Cindy Kiro, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017