Aotea – model waka (Waikato)

Maker
Turi Hirau Te Whata
Production date
Circa 1970
Description
This is a carved replica of the waka taua or war canoe ‘Aotea’. It is made out of totara wood by Turi Hirau Te Whata, a direct descendant of the original leader.
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Production date
Circa 1970
Media/Materials
Totara wood
Measurements
130 x 865 x 100mm
Department collection type
Iwi
Credit line
Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection
Accession number
2003/8/1

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