Story: Waka ama – outrigger canoeing

Small outrigger, Polynesia

Small outrigger, Polynesia

This peaceful scene shows an outrigger canoe on a river around the beginning of the 20th century. The photo was probably taken in Samoa, where such canoes remained in common use for fishing, transport and other purposes.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 2002/20/6
Photograph by Thomas Andrew

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How to cite this page:

Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka ama – outrigger canoeing - Traditional waka ama', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 5 Sep 2013