Waka Taua: the Maori War Canoe
An illustrated overview of the key aspects of the Maori war canoe: history and recent revival, types, building process, parts, crew responsibilities and paddling techniques.
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||15 August 2013 by Oratia Media
||Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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||By Evans, Jeff
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||Maori (New Zealand people) - Boats, Canoes and canoeing - New Zealand
Description of this Book
A Maori war canoe being paddled a full speed is an awesome sight. Thanks to the renaissance in canoe building, more and more traditional waka taua are on the waterways, and feature in major events like the Queen's Jubilee. Waka Taua gives a concise introduction to all aspects of the war canoe: its history, recent revival, types and variants, phase of building, parts of the waka, crew responsibilities and paddling techniques. With numerous historical and contemporary photographs and drawings, this easy-to-read book is the perfect reference for these amazing craft.
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||What a valuable and timely book, there being something of a rebirth in canoe building at present
Jeff Evans is a well-known writer and photographer who works for leading clients in New Zealand and overseas. An authority on Maori canoes, Jeff is also the author of Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand, Nga Waka o Nehera: The first voyaging canoes and Maori Weapons in Pre-European New Zealand, and editor of Elsdon Best's Notes on the Art of War.