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.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

National Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Collection
Reference: nla.pic-an2268080-v
Ink and watercolour sketch by John Webber

Permission of the National Library of Australia must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei 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 14 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Rāwiri Taonui, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005