Kōrero: Whanganui region

Tamatea’s cave

Tamatea’s cave

A great early explorer of the Whanganui River was Tamatea-pōkaiwhenua, captain of the Tākitimu canoe. His name is commemorated in a cave on the upper reaches of the river. This photograph was taken from inside the cave.

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Private collection
Photograph by David Young

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Māori tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19017/tamateas-cave (accessed 29 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015