Held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this is the anchor stone of the Mātāwhaorua, which was sailed by the Polynesian explorer Kupe. It used to be thought that Kupe discovered New Zealand in 925 CE. Research now points to the 1200s as the period of settlement by a number of different voyaging canoes.
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