Kōrero: Kermadec Islands

Pou whenua on Raoul Island

Pou whenua on Raoul Island

This pou whenua (land post) was erected on Raoul Island by members of the Ngāti Kurī tribe in Northland. The tribe has traditional links with the Kermadecs, as their ancestral canoe, the Kurahaupō, was nearly wrecked on Raoul Island. After being repaired, it sailed on to New Zealand.

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Simon Nathan, 'Kermadec Islands - Human impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37370/pou-whenua-on-raoul-island (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan