Story: Canoe traditions

Kaputerangi pā

Kaputerangi pā

Canoe traditions cannot be dismissed as just myth. Place names, for example, do presumably record historical events. One good example is this site above Whakatāne. It is known as ‘Toi’s pā’, referring to the early explorer who was said to have preceded the canoe arrivals.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - The meaning of canoe traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005