Story: Ngāti Kahungunu

Carved storehouse doorway

Carved storehouse doorway

This carving in Ngāti Kahungunu style, now held in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, is thought to depict the ancestor Kahungunu, who was renowned for his leadership and practical skills.

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How to cite this page:

Mere Whaanga, 'Ngāti Kahungunu - Kahungunu the man', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/569/carved-storehouse-doorway (accessed 25 January 2020)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017