Kōrero: West Coast region

Pounamu

Pounamu

Most of the pounamu (greenstone) found on the West Coast occurs as boulders in the Arahura valley. There is considerable variation in colour and tone, as shown by these sawn boulders.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Māori exploration and settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21069/pounamu (accessed 23 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016