This book cover shows the ancestor Paikea riding the whale, in an illustration by Warren Pohatu (Ngāi Tāmanuhiri). In tradition Paikea, originally known as Kahutiaterangi, was of high-born status compared to his younger brother Ruatapu. In Māori society, status could vary considerably – even for siblings.
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Artwork by Warren Pohatu
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