Pacific Navigation

A DigitalNZ Story by National Library of New Zealand Topics

This topic focuses on Polynesian explorers and the extraordinary navigation skills they used to cross the Pacific Ocean. Also included are the navigational tools and techniques used by European Pacific voyages of discovery SCIS no. 1869064

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Pacific voyaging

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Model vaka

Model vaka (outrigger canoe)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Vaka taurua

Model vaka taurua (double hulled canoe)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

mattang

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Eel

Eel [1]. From the installation: Polynesian navigators

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Discovering the Pacific

Voyagers: Discovering the Pacific

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

World-famous waka

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Waka taua, 1769

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The legend of the voyage to New Zealand

‘The legend of the voyage to New Zealand’

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Tipaerua

Model Tipaerua (sailing canoe)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Pacific voyaging

Peoples of the Pacific

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Hekenukumai Busby

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Polynesian voyages

Map showing voyages of the Polynesian Navigators

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Map showing Cook’s voyage

Map showing Cook's voyages

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Map of Nova Zeelandia

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Waka

DigitalNZ

Horouta Canoe

DigitalNZ

HMS Endeavour

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Cook monument, Ship Cove

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Captain Cook with a sextant

Captain Cook with sextant

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Double-hulled canoes

Double-hulled canoes, Tonga

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The arrival of the Māori in New Zealand

The Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Roadside stories: Kupe in the Hokianga

Roadside Stories: Kupe in the Hokianga

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Waka landing places

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Waka revival

Science Learning Hub

Waka hourua

Science Learning Hub

Tupaia's chart

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Voyage on the Endeavour

Services to Schools

Settling Polynesia

Services to Schools

Kupe sites

Services to Schools

Life at sea

Services to Schools

Tupaia’s chart

Services to Schools

Building a vaka

Services to Schools

Kupe's landing

Services to Schools

Waka discovered

Services to Schools

Polynesian explorers

Services to Schools

Stick charts

Services to Schools

Te lapa

Services to Schools

Vaka Taumako project

Services to Schools

Early navigation

Services to Schools

Ocean's 18

Services to Schools

Navigation

Services to Schools

Where Kupe landed

WHERE KUPE LANDED - (Te Ao Hou - No. 4 Autumn 1953)

Alexander Turnbull Library

Māori voyagers

MAORI VOYAGERS. (Colonist, 27 November 1915)

National Library of New Zealand

Captain Cook and the ship Endeavour

James Smith's Christmas Parade: Float representing Captain Cook and the ship "Endeavour"

Alexander Turnbull Library

Stick chart

Illustration of stick chart, Marshall Islands

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Navigating by the stars

Science Learning Hub

Animal navigation

Services to Schools

Pacific navigation

National Library of New Zealand

The Māori waka

Services to Schools

Pathway of the Birds

Services to Schools

Roadside Stories: Kupe and Cook in the Sounds

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Tokelau

DigitalNZ

Tonga

DigitalNZ

Niue

DigitalNZ

Tuvalu

DigitalNZ

Fiji

DigitalNZ

Pacific migrations

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage