Kahumatamomoe

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Kahumatamomoe (Kahu for short) was an early Māori explorer in Māori traditions. 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]

Genealogy[edit]

Tama-te-kapua was Kahumatamomoe's father, who escaped Uenuku's wrath in Hawaiki. Kahu's son was Tawaki-moe-tahanga, whose own son was Uenuku-mai-Rarotonga who married Whakaotirangi, who is not the same Whakaotirangi who came to New Zealand on the Tainui canoe.[3][4][5]

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.
  3. ^ Tregear, Edward (1891). The Maori-Polynesian comparative dictionary. p. 572. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  4. ^ Shortland, Edward. Māori Religion and Mythology. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  5. ^ Grey, George (1854). Polynesian Mythology and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealanders. pp. 92–97. Retrieved 7 May 2020.