Te Kāpehu Whetū | Traditional Māori Star Compass
An education resource written by Kate Souness
A bilingual resource to support learnings about star navigation.
Mēnā e hiahia ana koe ki te kimi i te motu, whāia te manu.
If you want to find land, follow the bird.
This resource is designed to share knowledge about the Kāpehu Whetū (Traditional Māori Star Compass) that is learned as the base knowledge for traditional star navigation at sea. In particular, this resource shows how to identify and find Matariki and other stars.
This book has been supported by the Ngāi Tahu Fund and sponsored by Eruera Tarena.
First Published in 2022 by Te Uruao Education and Research Ltd