Kōrero: Dolphins

The Poor Knights Islands

The Poor Knights Islands

The Ngātiwai tribe lived on some of the islands east of Auckland and Northland, including the Poor Knights Islands, which are 22 kilometres from the mainland. It was thought that at times of crisis, dolphins acted as messengers, conveying news to the mainland.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN8788/6
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Humans and dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4686/the-poor-knights-islands (accessed 9 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015