"Carry." A personage of pre-diluvian times. He first discovered the art of making wooden fishhooks. His brother-in-law, Ra-kurū, saw how much success Tari had in fishing and stole the hook from him. The tribe discovered the whereabouts of the hook, and sent Tari's sister Hine-i-taitai to return it. On the way back, she married Kumi-kumi-maro and gave birth to Tau-tini, who eventually recovered his uncle's fishhook.



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  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:170-172.