A southern Māori perspective on stories of Polynesian polar voyaging

  title={A southern Māori perspective on stories of Polynesian polar voyaging},
  author={Atholl Anderson and Tipene O’Regan and Puamiria Parata-Goodall and Michael Stevens and Te Maire Innzna Tau},
  journal={Polar Record},
Abstract As Ngāi Tahu (southern Maori), we take issue with widespread reference in scholarly publication to Polynesian voyagers reaching the Antarctic, an idea that originated in the translation of Rarotongan traditions in the nineteenth century. Analysis of those indicates that they contain no plausible reference to Antarctic seafaring. Southern Māori interests have extended into the Subantarctic Islands for 800 years but there is no reference to Antarctica in our historical traditions. Our… 
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