We are the hull of a great canoe
Matire Kereama (conté crayon, b.l.); Colin McCahon / Aug 27 - 69 (conté crayon, b.r.)
E / KORE / E / NGARO / HE / TAKERE / WAKA / NUI
we will never be lost, / we are the hull of a / great canoe.
The text is from chapter 1 of Matire Kereama's The Tail of the Fish: Maori Memories of the Far North (Oswald-Sealy, Auckland, 1968).