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Bay of Islands - Waitangi

Housed at Hobson Beach on the estate, Ngatokimatawhaorua is one of the largest ceremonial waka (canoes) in the world. Ngatokimatawhaorua takes part in each Waitangi Day commemoration, requiring a minimum of 76 paddlers to handle it safely on the water.

The intricately designed prow
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Apr 04 2007 11:16 GMT losp

Brilliant design and carvings .. Very beautiful, informative
series on Ngatokimatawhaorua huge ceremonial waka !!!
Apr 04 2007 11:25 GMT PaP67
great detail !
Apr 04 2007 11:35 GMT wifey
What material is this… it looks like iron… can't imagine that it would actually float. Great series!
Apr 04 2007 12:11 GMT Midworlder PRO
Hi Tracy .. wood
Apr 04 2007 12:40 GMT iyerhari
Wonderful handcarvings!!!
Apr 04 2007 13:25 GMT beus PRO
Very nice and interesting!!
Apr 04 2007 16:00 GMT irashid
Nice detail..............
Apr 04 2007 17:03 GMT Poulet PRO
Wonderful detaisl !!
Apr 04 2007 19:07 GMT rainbow71
Again a wonderful capture!!!
Apr 06 2007 02:00 GMT jceca PRO
fantastic work .........

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