Story: Waka – canoes

Paddles (1st of 2)

Paddles

The top hoe (paddle) is a steering paddle, or hoe whakatere. The hoe in the middle is from the Waikato tribe. The hoe at the bottom is also from Waikato, although the design was common throughout New Zealand.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Photograph by Krzysztof Pfeiffer

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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/8180/paddles (accessed 24 October 2017)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 12 Jun 2006