Iwi Exhibits

 

Te Rauparaha's War Canoe

 

Replica carving of Te Rauparaha’s canoe prow.

TAUIHU – War Canoe Prow

 

Carved in the local style of the late 1830’s – 1840’s as would have been seen in Te Rauparaha’s fleet.

The hull ( HIWI ) and top stakes ( RAUAWA ) are made from totara recovered from Paraparaumu Beach.

A totara pile recovered from a demolished early Wellington building was used for the prow ( TAUIHU )

Adzed and carved in the traditional manner by Len Taylor of Paraparaumu.

Te Rauparaha's war canoe

 

The decorated head of Te Rauparaha’s  war canoe.

Kapiti Coast District Library

Toa Rangatira - Kapiti Coast District Library

 

Ngati Toa Rangatira family tree.

Rangi Topeora

 

Rangi Topeora from the Kapiti Region whose signature appears on the Treaty Document.

Paekakariki Station Museum ~ Adjacent to State Highway 1, Paekakariki ~ stationmaster@stationmuseum.co.nz

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