Story: Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori

Tomb of Huriwhenua

Tomb of Huriwhenua

Huriwhenua was a chief of the Ngāti Toa tribe. Here his carved waka taua has been set into the ground standing upright, and has been painted. This place is considered a wāhi tapu, a sacred place.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0014-23
Tinted lithograph by George French Angas

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori - Tūāhu and wāhi tapu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/30821/tomb-of-huriwhenua (accessed 29 January 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011