Story: Canoe traditions

The Mataatua at Whakatāne (1st of 3)

The Mataatua at Whakatāne

Photographed in 1953, Miss R. Hōhāpata (right) and Miss I. Pāwhara stand before a plaque erected in 1940 to commemorate the landing of the Mataatua canoe in Whakatāne. Miss Hōhāpata was a descendant of Toroa, the captain.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tourist and Publicity Department Collection
Reference: 1/2-033079; F
Photograph by W. Walker

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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of the Bay of Plenty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2330/the-mataatua-at-whakatane (accessed 16 September 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005