Story: Waka – canoes

Bailer

Bailer

Often the bailer (tatā, tīheru or tā wai) was beautifully carved, and some were given a name. In canoe traditions, tribal members still name the bailers used on the original voyaging canoes from Polynesia.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka – canoes - Waka equipment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/6034/bailer (accessed 24 October 2017)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 12 Jun 2006