Story: Waka – canoes

On the Whanganui River (1st of 2)

On the Whanganui River

Hoe were often used as poles on rivers. Here, a man guides a waka downstream through rapids on the Whanganui River.

About this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Star Collection (PA-Group-00610)
Reference: 1/1-003003; G

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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How to cite this page:

Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka – canoes - Waka equipment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6030/on-the-whanganui-river (accessed 24 October 2017)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 12 Jun 2006