Story: Kurī – Polynesian dogs

Kupe and his dog

Kupe and his dog

This carving depicts the dog belonging to the early explorer, Kupe. He stands behind his master on the roof of the wharenui (meeting house) at Te Herenga Waka Marae at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Te Tumu Herenga Waka Marae, Victoria University of Wellington

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Kurī – Polynesian dogs - Traditional accounts of kurī', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16230/kupe-and-his-dog (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008