Story: Auckland places

Island protest

Island protest

Wiremu and Rāhui Tenetahi were both from the Ngātiwai tribe. The couple opposed the government buying Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) as a refuge for the stitchbird and other native birds. They refused compensation money, and stayed on the island. The sale went ahead, and the family was forcibly moved to Auckland in 1896.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Barrier islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16079/island-protest (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016