Story: Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori

James Carroll with his whenua tree (1st of 2)

James Carroll with his whenua tree

This cabbage tree (tī kouka) at Wairoa in Hawke's Bay is visited by three distinguished-looking kaumātua. James Carroll (also known as Timi Kara) was born under the tree, which is considered tapu. Carroll was of Ngāti Kahungunu and Irish descent and became a renowned Māori politician.

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Basil Keane, 'Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori - Rituals and ceremonies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30812/james-carroll-with-his-whenua-tree (accessed 29 January 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011