Kōrero: Te whakatere waka

Waka tongiaki ki Tongatapu, Tonga (3 o 3)

Waka tongiaki ki Tongatapu, Tonga

Nā Isaac Gilsemans tēnei pikitia i tā i te tau 1643 i tana haerenga ki ngā moutere o Tonga i te taha o te kaihōpara Tatimana, a Abel Tasman. E rua ngā tongiaki kua herea ki ō rāua tumu. Kua tukuna ō rāua tokotū me ō rāua kōmaru. Kāore e tino kakama te tongiaki, engari ka tau tana noho ki te moana, kāore i pērā i ngā waka hī ika i ngā taha o te kaipuke o Tasman. I mōhio tonu a Tasman koinei ngā waka i kitea e Willem Cornelis Schouten rāua ko Jacob Le Maire i ā rāua e haere ana i waenganui i a Tonga me Hāmoa i te tau 1616. Ko te waka hourua nui rawa atu he tauira o ngā waka o Whītī, i tāraia mai i Hāmoa. E 500 ki te 600 te nui o te tangata i taea e te waka nei.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0106-002
Photolithograph of ink drawing by Isaac Gilsemans

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:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te whakatere waka - Waka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/2213/waka-tongiaki-ki-tongatapu-tonga (accessed 14 December 2019)

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