Kahumatamomoe

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Kahumatamomoe was an early Maori explorer. He travelled with his nephew Ihenga from Rotorua to Kaipara Harbour and then alone around the Coromandel Peninsula and back to Rotorua.[1] Lake Rotorua's full name is Te Rotoruanui-a-Kahumatamomoe and was named by Ihenga to honour his uncle.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rāwiri Taonui (March 2009). "Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. 
  2. ^ Malcolm McKinnon (March 2009). "Volcanic Plateau places - Lake Rotorua". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.