Kōrero: Shipwrecks

Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders

A famous Māori wreck is the Ārai-te-uru canoe, which ran ashore at Matakaea (Shag Point), Otago. The cargo of kūmara (sweet potatoes), gourds and eel pots are said to have become the Moeraki Boulders.

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Reference: CN34629
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Shipwrecks - Māori shipwreck stories', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7280/moeraki-boulders (accessed 14 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006