In Māori tradition the Aotea canoe made landfall at Aotea Harbour in Waikato. The crew then travelled southwards overland and established themselves at Pātea. The event is commemorated in this memorial erected in Pātea in 1933, ‘in remembrance of Turi and Rongorongo [his wife], their family and fellow voyagers’.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Photograph by Ron Lambert
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