Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

Ngā whakapakoko i Te Pito o te Henua (Rapanui)

Ngā whakapakoko i Te Pito o te Henua (Rapanui)

Nō te 700 AD nōhia ai Te Pito o te Henua (Rapanui) e ngā tāngata o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa. He pāmamao te moutere nei; koianei te haerenga uaua, mōrearea rawa atu i haerea e ngā kaumoana o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa. Ka tawhiti atu tāu haere whakaterāwhiti i Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, ka uaua te haere i runga i te mōhio. Waihoki, ka ako rātou me pehea te haere i te moana nui i runga i te tika. Tohu ai ngā tauira rorohiko ki te mea i whai ngā kaumoana e hoki whakateuru ana i te kauhoe ahopae (latitude sailing). Whakamahia ai e ngā kaumoana e hoki whakateuru ana ko ngā whetū kōmata (kei tōna tūhoetanga, e iri ana taua momo whetū kei runga i tētahi moutere kei te mōhiotia) e tae ai rātou ki te ahopae o te wāhi e rapu nei rātou i te wā kei runga ake tonu rātou i te hau. Mai i reira ka rere hau rātou kia tae ki taua moutere.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 1/4-031879; F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Atu i te Uru ki te Rāwhiti i Poronihia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1773/nga-whakapakoko-i-te-pito-o-te-henua-rapanui (accessed 13 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Geoff Irwin, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017