Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

Tāngata o ngā moutere o Torres Strait kei te hoe waka mōkihi, 1906

Tāngata o ngā moutere o Torres Strait kei te hoe waka mōkihi, 1906

Ki te haere koe atu i Ahia ki Poronihia Tata, tekau, neke atu ngā whakawhitinga i te wai, e 10–100 km te tawhiti o ia whakawhitinga. Nā te aha rā, ka tareka e ngā tāngata te whakawhiti, engari tē kitea ō rātou waka i ēnei rā. I te takiwā o te 50,000 BC ki te 25,000 BC kua hangaa kētia te māripi (naihi); heoi kāore anō kia hangaa te toki, te taonga matua hei tārai waka. Ahakoa te mea he ariā noa iho tēnei, tērā pea i whakamahia ngā inanga (bamboo) nui e tipu ana i taua takiwā hei hanga waka mōkihi. Waihoki, i tareka e ngā tāngata te peke moutere ki Poronihia Tata.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Ngā heke tuauri ki Poronihia Tata', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1764/tangata-o-nga-moutere-o-torres-strait-kei-te-hoe-waka-mokihi-1906 (accessed 22 July 2019)

Story by Geoff Irwin, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017