Thursday, August 14, 2008

Other Kinds of Information

The photo right, shows in the middle the small peak called Ahu-a-Turanga. This peak is located on the Ruahine Range between the Manawatu Gorge and the Saddle Road. For those who know, this is the burial place of Turanga and therefore became a place of religious and symbolic significance to the Rangitane people who lived on both sides of the range. A pathway between east and west crossed the range at this point, perhaps used by Maori trading food, and when travellers reached this peak they recited prayers for a safe journey.

Landscape, physical and geographical features are often carriers of information as much as books, CD-ROMs, and files.

Photo taken from Staces Road, Aokautere, 26 March 2008 by Graeme Siddle.


Judi K said...

Well, I see that peak every day and never knew that. Thank you, Graham!

Graeme S. said...

When I do a mihi on the marae, that is my mountain. I learned about it when I was at the Hokowhitu Library, and because I was born in Dannevirke (Tanewaka) it is very appropriate.