Story: Canoe traditions

Janet Davidson, archaeologist

The distinguished archaeologist Janet Davidson suggested that canoe traditions were relocated as people moved from island to island. 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 22 May 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005