Story: Tangaroa – the sea

Tinirau and his whale

Tinirau and his whale

Tinirau is considered in some traditions to be the ancestor of all fish. In this illustration by Manu Smith, from the book Tinirau and his whale by Ron Bacon, Tinirau is riding his pet whale, Tutunui.

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Reference: Ron Bacon, Tinirau and his whale. Auckland: Waiatarua Publishing, 1995, pp. 2-3
Artwork by Manu Smith

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Tangaroa – the sea - Tinirau and Kae', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/7395/tinirau-and-his-whale (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006