Story: Whanganui tribes

Whanganui River

Whanganui River

The Whanganui River has been described as the source of the strength, wealth, identity, spirit and sustenance of the people who lived along it. This photograph was taken in 1908, a few kilometres north of Pipiriki.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PA1-f-179-17-4
Photograph by Thomas Pringle

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How to cite this page:

David Young, 'Whanganui tribes - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2172/whanganui-river (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by David Young, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017