Story: Te whānau puha – whales

Paikea on a meeting house (2nd of 3)

Paikea on a meeting house

This carving, on top of the wharenui (meeting house) at Whāngārā, depicts the ancestor Paikea riding a whale.

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How to cite this page:

Bradford Haami, 'Te whānau puha – whales - Whales and Māori voyaging', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9197/paikea-on-a-meeting-house (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 12 Jun 2006