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Waka Taua: The Maori war canoe

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Waka Taua: The Maori war canoe – By Jeff Evans

A Māori war canoe being paddled at full speed is an awesome sight. Thanks to the renaissance in canoe building, more and more traditional waka taua are on the waterways.

Waka Taua gives a concise introduction to all aspects of the war canoe: its history,recent revival, types and variants, phase of building, parts of the waka, crew responsibilities and paddling techniques.

With numerous photos and illustrations, this easy-to-read book is the perfect introduction to these amazing craft.

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About the author:

Jeff Evans is a widely published author and photographer who is an authority on

Maori canoes, Jeff is also the author of Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of

New Zealand, Maori Weapons and Nga Waka o Nehera: The First Voyaging Canoes.

Jeff lives in Te Atatu, Auckland, with his family


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