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Model vaka (outrigger canoe)

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Model vaka (outrigger canoe), circa 1964, Tokelau Islands, maker unknown. Gift of Keith Murray, 1999. © The copyright holder. We are actively seeking the copyright holder. Contact copyright@tepapa.govt.nz if you can help. Te Papa (FE011435). This a model of a vaka (outrigger canoe) from Tokelau. Tokelauan people use vaka for transport around the atolls or to travel to fishing spots within and beyond the reef. They are usually propelled using paddles or sails. An ama (outrigger float) helps keep the vessel stable in the sea. Some...
Display date:
circa 1964
Location:
Tokelau Islands
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Te Papa Collections Online
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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