Held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this is said to be 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 about 925 CE. Research now points to the late 13th century as the period of settlement by a number of voyaging canoes.
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Rawiri Moetara (not verified)
22 July 2013
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