Story: Canoe traditions

Stephenson Percy Smith

Stephenson Percy Smith

The theory of the Great Fleet was put forward by S. Percy Smith, a founder of the Polynesian Society, who worked with the Māori scholar Hoani Te Whatahoro Jury. This portrait was painted by Harry Fookes in 1917.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-487
Oil painting by Harry Fookes

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - The meaning of canoe traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/2296/stephenson-percy-smith (accessed 25 February 2017)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005