Story: Tsunamis

Destruction of Moawhitu

Destruction of Moawhitu

Brian Flintoff, a Nelson artist, created this illustration of the large wave (Tapu-arero-utuutu), possibly a tsunami, that destroyed Moawhitu, on the north-west coast of D’Urville Island.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Tsunamis - New Zealand’s tsunami history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2017