Kōrero: Taranaki region

Celebrating the Aotea

Celebrating the Aotea

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’.

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Private collection
Photograph by Ron Lambert

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Early settlers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25286/celebrating-the-aotea (accessed 14 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015