In the early 20th century the varied Māori accounts of founding canoes were simplified into a belief in a Great Fleet of seven canoes (the Tākitimu, Tokomaru, Kurahaupō, Aotea, Tainui, Te Arawa and Mataatua canoes). This garden in Rarotonga with its seven stones was constructed to represent the seven canoes.
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