Tuesday, 22 January 2008

He Maunga Teitei - The Lofty Mountain


He Maunga Teitei - The Lofty Mountain

"Look towards the far horizons people of the world. Mourn for the mighty kauri has fallen. He has gone, but his legacy lives on. A lofty mountain who never bowed."

Translation of the beautiful 'haka' written and performed by Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate students at the funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary, held today in Auckland, New Zealand.

13 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

I saw the funeral on the news tonight. He was a man who achieved so much in life thanks to his recognition as a climber.
Alison

Gail McCormack said...

He was a great achiever, his name was always around when I was growing up. Your lovely little tribute bought tears to my eyes

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

A beautiful post Rachel.

xo Heather

Sugar Bear said...

A lovely tribute Rachael.
Karla

Bejeweled said...

That is just beautiful and such a lovely tribute.

bluemuf said...

Such a beautiful tribute

Karen

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Racheal!

I just wanted to thank you for you sweet and kind comment on my blog. You are always so understanding and comforting!

Love you,
Amy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful tribute.
Penny

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a wonderful man...beautiful words!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Rachael, lovely tribute to a great man. Jenn and Jacqui

PS Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes Rachael:) Jacqui xox

Adla said...

Lovely pic and post of the first conquerer of Everest :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Lovely post and love that paper cover "A"!
Sandra Evertson

NZ_Jackie said...

Question: Do you the Maori Words for the Haka and the Englishwords?

I wish to put them on a T-Shirt and I would love both for it.

Jackie