Kōrero: Te whakatere waka

‘Canoe of Otahaite’ (2 o 3)

‘Canoe of Otahaite’

Ko John Webber te tohungatā i te haerenga tuatoru a Kāpene Hēmi Kuki ki Te Moananui-a-Kiwa. He whakaahua nō te tau 1777 pea, e whakaatu ana i tētahi waka nō Tahiti e mau ana i tētahi matairangi ki tōna kotokoto. He maha ake ngā huringa o ngā hau i ngā huringa o ngā āmai, āta mātakitakina ai te matairangi kia mōhiotia e pēhea ana te pupuhi o te hau, kia pai ai te whakatikatika i ngā rā. Ko te mahi a te urungi, he hautū i te waka kia hāngai ki te pupuhi o te hau.

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National Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Collection
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Ink and watercolour sketch by John Webber

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te whakatere waka - Waka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/2212/canoe-of-otahaite (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005