Arapata Hohepa Te Au Reuben – Ngai Tuahuriri

The Ōtākaro – a valuable resource to Ngai Tahu

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The Ōtākaro (Avon River) meanders its way from a spring source in Avonhead, through the city and out to the sea.  It was an important travel route that was part of the interconnected network of trails that wove through the swampy marshlands of Christchurch.

Arapata Reuben

  • Image: Heritage New Zealand
  • James Edward Fitzgerald, watercolour. Canterbury Museum. 1938.238.37
  • Dr A C Barker drawing, Canterbury Museum. 1949.29.18
  • J.T. Thomson, Canterbury Plains, 1856, watercolour on paper
  • E.M. Hocken after Alfred Charles Baker, Christchurch, Decmber 1852, watercolour on paper