Kōrero: Te ohanga onamata a rohe

Ngā manawa ā-whenua

Ngā manawa ā-whenua

E whakaatu ana te mahere whenua nei i ngā momo kōhatu i whakamahia e te Māori, ina rā, he iwi whakamahi kōhatu rātou. Ko ngā taonga nui ko te toki me te whao. I waihangahia ngā toki ō mua rawa i ngā kōhatu mārō pērā i te kara. Nāwai rā ka hangaia ngā toki i Te Ika-a-Māui mai i te kara me te ōnewa, me te pounamu ki Te Waipounamu. He whakahirahira te kōhatu ki ngā iwi noho tūtata – tae rawa ake mō ngā kōhatu hei hanga whao. He takoha nui te kōhatu I tuoputia.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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.

Source: Malcolm McKinnon, ed., Bateman New Zealand historical atlas: kopapatuanuku e takotonei. Auckland: David Bateman, 1997, plate 14

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Basil Keane, 'Te ohanga onamata a rohe - Ngā taonga tauwhitiwhiti', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/23598/nga-manawa-a-whenua (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010