Story: Riri - traditional Māori warfare

Aotea canoe

Aotea canoe

This artwork representing the Aotea canoe stands in Pātea. The captain of the Aotea, Turi, brought the god Maru to New Zealand.

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Basil Keane, 'Riri - traditional Māori warfare - Atua – origins of wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 March 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012