Story: Whanganui region

Te Mata o Hoturoa

Te Mata o Hoturoa

This impressive war canoe, Te Mata o Hoturoa, is displayed at Whanganui Regional Museum. The tōtara hull came from a tree near the confluence of the Whanganui and Whakapapa rivers, and was built by 1810. Later owned by Hoani Wiremu Hīpango and his people at Pūtiki, the canoe was gifted to the museum in 1924. It was subsequently rebuilt extensively.

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Whanganui Regional Museum
Reference: LMA 006
Photograph by Leigh Mitchell-Anyon

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Buildings and heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19086/te-mata-o-hoturoa (accessed 7 April 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015