Te Awanui ornamental paddle (head) (1973)

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Te Awanui ornamental paddle (head) (1973).


Te Awanui was carved from a 300-year-old kauri tree by master carver Tuti Tukaokao in 1973 after a request by the City to the Māori Cultural and Promotional Committee. It was agreed that Tauranga Moana should have its own ceremonial waka (canoe) to use on special occasions when celebrating the history of Tauranga. Te Awanui is the original name of Tauranga Harbour. Photograph: Val Baker (2013).

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Te Awanui ornamental paddle (head) (1973)

City:Tauranga, New Zealand