Story: Pacific migrations

The Hōkūle‘a

Watch footage of the replica canoe Hōkūle‘a arriving in Hawaii in 1987 after a two-year voyage during which the vessel sailed nearly 26,000 kilometres from Hawaii to the Society Islands, the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, and back to Hawaii via Aitutaki, Tahiti and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

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Geoff Irwin, 'Pacific migrations - East to the empty Pacific', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by Geoff Irwin, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017