Story: Canoe traditions

Painting of the arrival of Turi

Painting of the arrival of Turi

The Aotea canoe was captained by Turi, who left Hawaiki after a dispute with the chief Uenuku. Ōriwa Tahupōtiki Haddon of Ngāti Ruanui was a descendant of Turi, and a well-known artist. In this photograph, taken on 2 August 1933, he stands with fellow artist Charles Duncan Hay-Campbell beside their painting of the arrival of Turi at Pātea. 

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of the west coast and lower North Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005