The photograph shows a replica of the Kurahaupō canoe. The tribes of Muaūpoko and Rangitāne share the belief that Whātonga was the captain of the canoe. In the song, Darren Reid of Muaūpoko tells of the voyage of the canoe and the quest of Whātonga to find his grandfather, the explorer Toitehuatahi.
Sound file from private collection, Darren Reid
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