shining cuckoo


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shining cuckoo

n
(Animals) another name for pipiwharauroa
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In The Song of the Shining Cuckoo, 1974, McCahon conflated a Maori myth of the migratory bird, which holds that the creature led the first people to Aotearoa (New Zealand), with the fourteen stations of the cross, represented in the work by roman numerals.