Story: Ngāti Toarangatira

Settlement area of Tainui tribes

Settlement area of Tainui tribes

This map shows the coastal explorations and landing places of the Tainui canoe. They define the coastal boundaries of the area that was traditionally settled by descendants of the Tainui voyagers, including Ngāti Toarangatira. The area is described by Ngāti Toa as being bounded at the top (actually in the south) by Mōkau, and at the bottom (actually the north) by Tāmaki – hence this map appears to be ‘upside down’.

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Mīria Pōmare, 'Ngāti Toarangatira - Identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/1342/settlement-area-of-tainui-tribes (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Mīria Pōmare, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017