Story: Te Ao Mārama – the natural world

Mt Tongariro

Mt Tongariro

When asked about their identity, Māori will often refer to their maunga (mountain), awa (river), and revered ancestor. For those of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa tribe, the mountain is Tongariro – the flat, snowy mountain (foreground). Next to it is the snowy cone of Ngāuruhoe, with Mt Ruapehu at far left.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Ao Mārama – the natural world - The importance of the land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7965/mt-tongariro (accessed 20 April 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007