Kōrero: Nearshore islands

Motu Kōkako (Hole in the Rock)

Motu Kōkako (Hole in the Rock)

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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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-103-019
Watercolour by Charles Emilius Gold

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Nearshore islands - Early inhabitants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/13013/motu-kokako-hole-in-the-rock (accessed 9 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007