Story: Te Āti Awa of Taranaki

Adze and anchor stone of the Tokomaru canoe

Adze and anchor stone of the Tokomaru canoe

Te Āti Awa of Taranaki are descended from ancestors who arrived in the Tokomaru canoe. This photograph records the transfer to Taranaki Museum on 23 September 1927 of the Tokomaru anchor stone, Punga Tokomaru, and an associated adze, Poutama Whiria. The original trustees standing behind the taonga (treasures) are (from left) Nohomairangi Te Whiti of the Taranaki tribe from Parihaka, Kapinga McClutchie of Ngāti Mutunga from Waitoetoe, and Rangi Matatoru Watson of Te Āti Awa from Waitara.

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Peter Adds, 'Te Āti Awa of Taranaki - Origins and lands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3816/adze-and-anchor-stone-of-the-tokomaru-canoe (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Peter Adds, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017