Glass Etching Depicting Mangatawa Traditional Story

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Glass Etching Depicting Mangatawa Traditional Story.

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This glass etching on the Tauranga City Libraries Learning Centre wall depicts the Mangatawa traditional story from the Tauranga region. Te Waiū-o-Te-Tohorā (the breast milk of the whale) is the name of a spring of white water associated with hills around Welcome Bay and Pāpāmoa in the Tauranga area. The hills represent a family of whales (mother, father and baby) that lost their way. After drinking from a magical spring at Karikari, they were all magically transformed into the ranges in this area.

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Glass Etching Depicting Mangatawa Traditional Story


City:Tauranga, New Zealand
Year:2012
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Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -37.6831256,176.1687521

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Glass Etching Depicting Mangatawa Traditional Story by Tauranga City Libraries Staff - HC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand License