Story: Waka – canoes

Waka tīwai (1st of 2)

Waka tīwai

The waka tīwai was a simple hollowed-out log. This group sit on a flat waka tīwai, on the Ruamāhanga River in Wairarapa.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Henry Charles Clarke Wright Collection (PAColl-5032)
Reference: 1/1-20439; G
Photograph by Henry Wright

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Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka – canoes - Other types of waka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 February 2024)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 12 Jun 2006