birding-aus Re: Mt Cook

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Subject: birding-aus Re: Mt Cook
From: "Colin/Merian Richardson" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 22:56:45 +1000
Quite right, Laurence & Leanne: Aoraki it is! I was brought up to believe
it was Aorangi ("Cloud-Piercer") too, as portrayed on an early '70s NZ
dollar coin, but last year in a visit there, I found the name to be Aoraki.
When I asked about it, I was informed that Aoraki was the name given by the
local Maoris and therefore had priority; Aorangi, they said, was the name
given by North Island Maoris - therefore invalid!

Colin T. Richardson
P.O. Box 86, LAE Morobe Prov. 411, PNG
Ph.+675-4725657 (home)
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