Kōrero: Mau rākau

Ngā rākau me ngā pū

Ngā rākau me ngā pū

I roto i ngā tekau tau mai i te taunga o te pū ki Aotearoa, ka whakamahi te Māori i āna rākau ake i te taha o ngā pū. Otirā nā Joseph Merett i tā tēnei whakaahua i tau 1845 pea, e whakaatu ana i te whakatū waewae. Ko ngā rākau he taiaha, he tao, he mere, he pū, he pātītī hoki.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

National Library of Australia
Reference: nla.pic-an2948236-v
Watercolour by Joseph Merrett

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Rangi Matamua, 'Mau rākau - Te mau rākau i te tau rua mano', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/39769/traditional-weapons-and-muskets (accessed 18 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Rangi Matamua, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013