Story: Te Arawa

Te Arawa monument, Maketū

Te Arawa monument, Maketū

This monument at Ōngātoro, Maketū, was built for New Zealand’s 1940 centennial celebrations of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. It marks the landing point of the Te Arawa canoe after its journey of over 3,000 km from Hawaiki. The Kaituna River flows into the sea behind the monument and the land on the horizon in the middle of the picture, which appears to be an island, is Mt Maunganui.

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Paora Tapsell, 'Te Arawa - Settlement and migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Paora Tapsell, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017