A canoe sails past Motu Kōkako (Hole in the Rock) in Charles Emilius Gold’s 1847 watercolour. Māori frequently visited or lived on nearshore islands. Motu Kōkako, near Cape Brett at the entrance to the Bay of Islands, was said to be the landing place of the Māhuhu-ki-te-rangi canoe.
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