In Māori tradition, Ngātokimatawhaorua was one of the great ocean-going, voyaging canoes that was used in the migrations that settled New Zealand. Its name means 'the Adzes which shaped it twice'. This is the world's largest war canoe, built in 1940 for the centennial commemoration of the Treaty of Waitangi.
The 35-metre canoe carries a crew of 90 paddlers.
Thank you Sue, and for the fantastic Hobbit/Gandalf stamp! :))