Kōrero: Marlborough region

Kupe and the octopus (1 o 2)

Kupe and the octopus

This carved pou (post) at Karaka Point, near Picton, shows the legendary navigator Kupe overcoming the giant octopus Te Wheke-o-Muturangi, whose head is upside down at the base of the carving.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Janine Faulknor

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Early Māori history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31747/kupe-and-the-octopus (accessed 31 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016