Kōrero: Hītori

He patu

He patu

Nāwai ā, ka tū ko te pakanga te umanga nui a te Māori. Nā te whenua me te rangatiratanga ka pakanga ngā iwi. Ko ā rātou rākau patu i mahia mai i te kōhatu, te parāoa, te pounamu me te rākau. I te nuinga o te wā, he whawhai tūmātakitahi te momo whawhai. He wahaika (momo patu) tēnei i riro i a Kāpene Hēmi Kuki i tana haerenga tuatahitanga ki Aotearoa. Kua whakahokia noa mai tēnei taonga ki Aotearoa.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Hītori - Te taenga mai me te noho a te Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1452/he-patu (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by John Wilson