Story: Muaūpoko

‘Te ihi o Kurahaupō

This photograph shows a replica of the Kurahaupō, which brought the ancestors of the Muaūpoko people to New Zealand. ‘Te ihi o Kurahaupō’, a waiata (song) by Darren Reid, tells of the voyage of the Kurahaupō canoe, and the quest of its captain Whātonga to find his grandfather, the explorer Toitehuatahi.

Sound file from private collection, Darren Reid

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1991/0099/19
Photograph by Phil Reid

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Darren Reid, 'Muaūpoko - Early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/music/1303/te-ihi-o-kurahaupo (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by Darren Reid, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Feb 2015