Kōrero: Whanganui places

Te Taurawhiri

Te Taurawhiri

This carving, Te Taurawhiri, symbolises the three guardians of the Whanganui River. Hinengākau (top) looks to the source of the river on Mt Tongariro, Tama Ūpoko guards the central section, and at the base Tūpoho looks towards the mouth of the river.

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Wanganui District Library

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - Whanganui River', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19719/te-taurawhiri (accessed 14 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015