Kōrero: Moriori

A replica wash-through raft

A replica wash-through raft

The waka korari (wash-through raft) had a special construction to stop it capsizing in rough seas. Its base of inflated kelp and sides of bound reeds became partially submerged, giving the craft added stability.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: F.004324/03,04,07,08

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, 'Moriori - Moriori life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1613/a-replica-wash-through-raft (accessed 15 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017