Story: Māori newspapers and magazines – ngā niupepa me ngā moheni

Whakapapa in Te Toa Takitini

Whakapapa in Te Toa Takitini

On 25 February 1927 a carved meeting-house named Uenuku-mai-Rarotonga was opened at Punawhakareia in Te Rotoiti. It had been moved from where it first stood in Maketū. A report on the hui in the newspaper Te Toa Takitini included whakapapa – a common occurrence in Māori newspapers. Often whakapapa were used to link deceased rangatira to the major waka and iwi of New Zealand. In this case it was employed to explain the tribal linkages to the meeting-house.

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Niupepa: Maori newspapers
Reference: Te Toa Takitini, 1 Aperira (April), 1927, p. 574

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Jane McRae, 'Māori newspapers and magazines – ngā niupepa me ngā moheni - Philanthropist and church newspapers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/42411/whakapapa-in-te-toa-takitini (accessed 12 August 2020)

Story by Jane McRae, published 22 Oct 2014