Story: First peoples in Māori tradition

‘Te wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa’

‘Te wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa’

This mural takes pride of place in the National Library of New Zealand’s reading room in Wellington. Carved by Cliff Whiting of the Te Whānau-a-Apanui tribe, it depicts many Māori gods such as Ranginui (sky father) and Papatūānuku (earth mother).

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National Library of New Zealand
Mixed media by Cliff Whiting

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

How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal. 'First peoples in Māori tradition - Tāne, Hineahuone and Hine', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 15-Nov-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/2406/te-wehenga-o-rangi-raua-ko-papa