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The woman who was like a man : a story from North Island's East Coast / retold by Ron Bacon ; illustrated by Manu Smith.

By: Bacon, Ronald Leonard, 1924-2005 [author.].
Contributor(s): Smith, Manu [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Bacon, Ron, Waiatarua mythsII: Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Waiatarua Pub., 1999Description: 16 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781869630331 (paperback); 1869630335 (paperback).Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore -- Children's nonfiction | Folklore -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Women swimmers -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Names, Geographical -- Māori -- Children's nonfiction | Legends -- New Zealand -- Whakatane -- Children's nonfiction | Hekenga | Waka | Mana wahine | Pūrākau | Kōrero paki mā ngā tamarikiSummary: Retelling of a traditional legend about a brave woman, Wairaka, who swims through rough seas to enable one of the first canoes to reach New Zealand. The place is named Whakatane ("to be like a man") after her deed. Suggested level: junior, primary.
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Junior Māoritanga Hāwera LibraryPlus
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Māoritanga 398.209 (Browse shelf) Checked out 24/06/2020 I360842
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Retelling of a traditional legend about a brave woman, Wairaka, who swims through rough seas to enable one of the first canoes to reach New Zealand. The place is named Whakatane ("to be like a man") after her deed. Suggested level: junior, primary.

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