Re: birding-aus Mt Cook

To: "Tony Russell" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Mt Cook
From: "John Walter" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 18:00:48 +1000
Tony Russell wrote.
> Morning all,
> Here's a good birding question: What is the Maori name for Mt Cook?
> Tony Russell,
> 45, Ridgefield Ave.,
> Paradise.
> Adelaide, South Australia
> Ph:  08 8337 5959

The name you want is 'AORANGI' which translates as 'The Cloud Piercer'. It
used to be 'One,two,three,four,nine feet high' in the old money! Of course
now it is probably some horrid metric number that does not roll easily off
the tongue!
John & Ruth Walter,
PO Box180,
Australia 4356.
Phone 07 4693 1487
Fax 07 4693 1469

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