Story: Whanganui tribes

Paerangi i te Whare Toka

Paerangi i te Whare Toka

Before Kupe arrived from Hawaiki to explore the river, and before Turi’s descendants settled the region, it is said that there was an original people living there whose ancestor was Paerangi i te Whare Toka. This carving of Paerangi is by Te Otinga Te Pēhi Waretini.

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David Young, 'Whanganui tribes - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2175/paerangi-i-te-whare-toka (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by David Young, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017