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The Whatonga steel sculpture sits at the top, halfway point of the Tawa Loop Track, above Te Āpiti - Manawatū Gorge. The walk starts at the Ashhurst end of the Gorge

At 6 metres tall, Whatonga is a contemporary sculpture and was paid for by the Manawatu Gorge Biodiversity stakeholder group. It depicts historical seafarer and Rangitane chief Whatonga, who came to these shores in the 12th century, as one of the captains of the Kurahaupo Waka.

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Object type
Image
Relation
IMCA Digital Archive
Date
May 5, 2021
Digitisation ID
2021P_IMCA-DigitalArchive_ 034706
Format
Born Digital
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IMCA Digital Archive

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