Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

Thor Heyerdahl, 1990

Thor Heyerdahl, 1990

He tangata hōpara, he ringarapa mātai whaipara tangata (amateur archaeologist) a Thor Heyerdahl, nō Nōwei. I whakapono ia i haere mai te tangata ki Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa mai i Peru i Amerika ki te Tonga, ā, nā rātou te kūmara i mau ki tēnei moana. Hei tautoko i āna ariā, i te tau 1947 ka waihangatia e ia tētahi waka e kīia ai he waka tūturu o Amerika ki te Tonga, i mahia i te momo papa balsa. Ka wehe ia i Peru. E toru marama e kawea ana te waka e te au moana, e ngā hau tonga-mā-rāwhiti, katahi anō ka tau ki ngā moutere o Tuamotu. E kī ana ngā tohunga, kāore he take o tēnei haerenga whakateuru; ko tāna noa i tohu, ki te tōia tētahi waka kia puta e 100 km ki waho o Peru, ka kawea whakateuru e ngā au moana kia tae ki Poronihia.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1990/3250/18
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Te hōpara i Poronihia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1774/thor-heyerdahl-1990 (accessed 9 December 2019)

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