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A Short History of Rēkohu

A Short History of Rēkohu.

Traditional stories told by the Moriori say that the descendants of Rongomaiwhenua (peace on the land) and Rongomaitere (peace on the sea) are already living on Rēkohu when Kahu, the Polynesian explorer, arrives by canoe. Kahu travels around the island before returning to Hawaiki.

Revised edition: August 2022

Series: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

Learning area: Social Sciences

Reading year level: 5, 6

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: Aotearoa New Zealand histories, Archibald Shand, Chatham Island robin, Chatham Islands, dendroglyphs, disease, geography, history, HMS Chatham, Hokotehi Moriori Trust, introduction, island, Kahu, Kopinga Marae, Law of Nunuku, map, migration, Moriori, Native Land Court, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Nunuku-whenua, Rauru, Rēkohu, School Journal, sealers, sealing, slavery, Tamakaroro, Tame Horomona Rehe, Te One School, Tommy Solomon, whalers, whaling, Wheteina, William Broughton

In: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

Publication date: August 2010

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