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Hinemoa - With Notes and Vocabulary - Story is in Te Reo Maori Rev. H.J. Fletcher

Hinemoa - With Notes and Vocabulary - Story is in Te Reo Maori

Rev. H.J. Fletcher

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Hinemoa and Tutanekai were forbidden to marry, and Hinemoa father Umukaria, a chief from the shores of Lake Rotorua, ordered that she not be allowed to travel by canoe to Tutanekai tribal village on the island of Mokoia. Hinemoa decided to swim 3.2MoreHinemoa and Tutanekai were forbidden to marry, and Hinemoa father Umukaria, a chief from the shores of Lake Rotorua, ordered that she not be allowed to travel by canoe to Tutanekai tribal village on the island of Mokoia. Hinemoa decided to swim 3.2 kilometres across the lake to the island, guided by the sound of Tutanekai flute-playing. For flotation she wrapped hue or gourds around her and swam her way to the island.There is also a bit of whakapapa in this book.The book on which this e-text is based was printed before macrons were introduced into Maori to distinguish long vowels from short ones. This text has been preserved as we found it. Typographical errors were not corrected. Punctuation was not modernised.