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Ko mahuhu te waka: mahuhu is the ancestral canoe

3 months
Approved budget:
Dr Samantha Jackson
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
I am interested in (1) examining waka kōrero to see whether there is archival evidence or pūrākau relating to the medicinal properties of cargo on board the ancestral waka and the relevance of this knowledge today and (2) to investigate the potential of medical screens for Haunui voyagers.