The Fable of Mauao: He Korero Tipu by Fred Graham

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The Fable of Mauao: He Korero Tipu by Fred Graham.

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This artwork by sculptor Fred Graham can be found at Mount Maunganui Library. Depicted is the Legend of Mauao. Thwarted in love, Mauao called upon the patupaiarehe to drag him to Te-Moana-nui-a Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean) where he could sink beneath the waves. Instead, he was caught by the first rays of dawn and frozen into place. In this photograph the sun is shining down through the overhead skylights onto the artwork. Text and photograph by Debbie McCauley (21 November 2016).

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The Fable of Mauao: He Korero Tipu by Fred Graham


First Names:Fred
Last Name:Graham
City:Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Year:2016