Story: Whanganui tribes

Tamatea’s cave

Tamatea’s cave

One great explorer of the river was Tamatea-pōkaiwhenua, captain of the Tākitimu canoe. His name is commemorated in a remarkable cave on the upper reaches of the river. This is a view from inside the cave.

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David Young, 'Whanganui tribes - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

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