Story: Waka – canoes

Anchor

Anchor

The anchor was known as the punga. This one is reputed to be the anchor stone of the Matawhaorua, the canoe that the Polynesian explorer Kupe was sailing when he discovered New Zealand.

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How to cite this page:

Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka – canoes - Waka equipment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/6033/anchor (accessed 23 August 2017)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 12 Jun 2006