Story: Canoe traditions

Janet Davidson, archaeologist

The distinguished archaeologist, Janet Davidson, has suggested that canoe traditions were relocated as people moved from island to island in the Pacific. Here she talks about the sequence of settlement across the Pacific by Polynesian ancestors of the Māori.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - The meaning of canoe traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005