Author: Jeff Evans

Ngātokimatawhaorua: The story of a waka

Te Puea “instinctively understood that anyone, Māori or Pākehā, who saw waka taua on the water were enthralled by them. And that is what she wanted to create: a symbol to make Māori feel proud, and for Pākehā to admire.” — Jeff Evans, in Ngātokimatawhaorua: The biography of a waka.

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Memories of a master

“No one knows exactly when it happened, but once these migration voyages ended, the practical application of celestial navigation was quietly lost to the people who would become known as Māori.” — Jeff Evans, in ‘Reawakened’.

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