Kōrero: Waka ama

He waka hourua nō Tonga, tekau tau 1790

He waka hourua nō Tonga, tekau tau 1790

Tērā te wā ka whakamahi ngā tīpuna Māori i ēnei waka kia whiti mai i Hawaiki ki Aotearoa. I noho tonu ēnei momo waka ki ngā moutere i te wā kua ngaro noa atu ēnei waka. Nō Tonga tēnei tānga, ā, nā te Wīwī nā Copia i tā i te tau 1790. E rua ngā papa o te waka kei runga i te waka hourua nei, kotahi te tira tapatoru.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka ama - Ngā waka ama o mua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/40453/double-hulled-waka-tonga-1790s (accessed 26 May 2019)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 5 Sep 2013