Story: Te Tau Ihu tribes

Rākaihautū sculpts the land

Rākaihautū sculpts the land

This artwork by Brian Flintoff depicts the captain of Te Uruao canoe, Rākaihautū, sculpting the mountains and other land forms of the South Island.

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Mixed media by Brian Flintoff

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Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell, 'Te Tau Ihu tribes - Early traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017