Story: Tāmaki tribes

Āpihai Te Kawau

Āpihai Te Kawau

As the grandson of Tuperiri who had led Ngāti Whātua in its conquest of the Auckland isthmus, Āpihai Te Kawau became a very important leader of Ngāti Whātua. After signing the Treaty of Waitangi Āpihai made land available for settlement on Waitematā Harbour. This lithograph was published in 1842.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0076-174
Lithograph after a drawing by Joseph Jenner Merrett

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tāmaki tribes - The tribes of Tāmaki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017