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- DescriptionThe biography of esteemed Te Rarawa elder and tohunga tarai waka (master cae builder) and celestial navigator Hec Busby. Hec remains one of the few active waka taua builders and he is responsible for the completion of more than a dozen waka taua (war caes) for iwi around Aoteraora New Zealand. He is widely ackwledged as the pre-eminent holder of lore relating to many aspects of waka culture and is often consulted for his expert opinion. His navigation kwledge, initially learnt directly from Hawaiian navigator Naia Thompson of the Polynesian Voyaging Society (Hawaii based) and internationally rewned master navigator Mau Piailug from Satawal, Micronesia, has since been passed on to the next generation of navigators through an ongoing series of wananga.
- Author(s)Jeff Evans
- PublisherHuia Publishers
- Date of Publication28/04/2015
- SubjectBiography: General
- Place of PublicationWellington
- Country of PublicationNew Zealand
- ImprintHuia Publishers
- Weight525 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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