On the improbability of pre-European Polynesian voyages to Antarctica: a response to Priscilla Wehi and colleagues

  title={On the improbability of pre-European Polynesian voyages to Antarctica: a response to Priscilla Wehi and colleagues},
  author={Atholl Anderson and Sir Tipene O’Regan and Puamiria Parata-Goodall and Michael Stevens and Te Maire Innzna Tau},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand},
  pages={599 - 605}
ABSTRACT Recent publications by Wehi and colleagues assert that Māori or other Polynesians in the pre-European era voyaged to and from the Antarctic. Such ideas have been advanced for more than a century, largely in relation to Rarotongan traditions translated by Percy Smith. As the juxtaposition of unexamined Polynesian traditions with historical archives is problematic for both historiography and matauranga Māori, an analytical approach is taken here to the traditional evidence. It is argued… 
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