Story: Whenua – how the land was shaped

Rākaihautū sculpts the land (1st of 3)

Rākaihautū sculpts the land

Brian Flintoff’s work depicts Rākaihautū digging out the mountain lakes as he travels through the Southern Alps.

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Whenua – how the land was shaped - Lakes, rivers and harbours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/6747/rakaihautu-sculpts-the-land (accessed 16 June 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006