Lewis Tamihana Gardiner’s artwork, ‘Te ara kōhatu’ (the stone trail), relates to a story about the location of stone resources. The taniwha (supernatural creature) Poutini kidnapped the wife of Tamaāhua from Tūhua (Mayor Island), and was pursued to a number of places – all of them stone quarries. In the end, Poutini turned the woman into pounamu (greenstone) at the Arahura River, a major source of pounamu.
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Sculpture by Lewis Gardiner
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