Arahura

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This article is about Maori canoe. For the ferry operating on the Interisland Line, see DEV Arahura. For the 1905 twin screw steam passenger/cargo ship, see Arahura (twin screw ship).
Arahura
Great Māori migration waka
Iwi Ngāi Tahu
Settled at South Island

Arahura, in Māori mythology (specifically that of the Ngāi Tahu people of the South Island), is a divine canoe which was made of pounamu (greenstone). The chiefs who traveled to New Zealand in her were Pekitahua, Rongokahe, Rangitatau, Hineraho, Te Rangitamau, Taewhenua, Te Mikimiki (Te Mingimingi), Atua-whakanihoniho, Te Atua-whakataratara, and Whakarewa (Tregear 1891:20, White 1887-1891, II:179).

References[edit]

  • E. R. Tregear, Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (Lyon and Blair: Lambton Quay), 1891.
  • J. White, The Ancient History of the Maori, 7 Volumes (Government Printer: Wellington), 1887-1891.

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