Remains of a waka, Kapiti Island, January 1972
Reference Number: 1/4-020540-F
The remaining half of a waka, at the eastern tip of Okupe Lagoon, Kapiti Island. Taken by Philip Lionel Barton, January 1972.
Wellington Archaeological Society: Negatives of Kapiti Island taken by Philip Lionel Barton, Reference Number PAColl-5428 (9 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: Okupe lagoon is situated on the northern end of Kapiti Island, at Waiorua, which was the scene of a large battle in 1824 between the original tribes of the region and the Ngati Toa. According to James Cowan who visited the island in 1907 human bones were still visible around the edge of the lake, a gruesome reminder of that days events.
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service41. Kapiti Island. 1972(PFP-002122)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Remaining half of Maori canoe at eastern tip of Okupe Lagoon, length about 16'. January 1972. (Transcribed from back of file print)
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