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Te Awanui Waka

Est. 1973.  Charles Wood’s boatyard and slip became Joseph Brain’s shipyard from the 1880s until around 1922 when the land was required for reclamation and the railway. A 300-year-old kauri tree was selected and over the next two years carved into the 46-foot (14 metre) waka which was launched in February 1973. Te Urunga, the shelter for the waka, was constructed on the site in 1975.

Map No. 30.
Ngā Tapuwae ki Te Papa |
Footprints on Te Papa.

Special Note:  Currently the waka is away for restoration.   We will have more on this story with images coming soon. Please keep an eye on this page for updates. Thank you.