Story: Te Āti Awa of Wellington

A painting of Awanuiarangi

A painting of Awanuiarangi

Awanuiarangi was the ancestor who gave the tribe Te Āti Awa of Wellington its name. He is also an important ancestor for two other related tribes: Te Āti Awa of Taranaki and Ngāti Awa of the Bay of Plenty and Northland.

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How to cite this page:

Morris Love, 'Te Āti Awa of Wellington - Identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/1283/a-painting-of-awanuiarangi (accessed 1 April 2020)

Story by Morris Love, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017