Story: Waka – canoes

Waka taua (3rd of 3)

Waka taua

The waka taua (war canoe) on the left is Te Aniwaniwa, and the one on the right is Te Raukura. They are the work of master carver Rangi Hetet and his assistants. The vessels are being prepared for their dawn launch onto Wellington Harbour in 1989.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/4602/17A
Photograph by Phil Reid

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka – canoes - Waka taua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 12 Jun 2006