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Hikuleo: i te papa o Tautai

Hikuleo: i te papa o Tautai

In 2008 the booklet Hikuleo: i te papa o Tautai was published in Tokelauan. It records the traditional fishing lore of Tokelauan elders who immigrated to New Zealand from Atafu atoll in the 1960s and 1970s. The elders gathered at Matauala community hall in Porirua to share their memories, which were written down by hand. These memories form the basis of the book. It was published in English as Echoes at fisherman’s rock in 2012.

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Carl Walrond, 'Tokelauans - Culture and custom', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015