Story: Taniwha

Letter to Te Waka Maori o Niu Tirani

In 1877 Mohi Tūrei, of Waiapu, wrote to the Māori language newspaper, Te Waka Maori o Niu Tirani, outlining a case where a local girl was believed to have been killed by a taniwha. It has been printed in Māori, with an English translation.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Te Waka Maori o Niu Tirani 13, no.6 (27 March 1877)

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Taniwha - Freshwater taniwha', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007