Story: Ngāti Rongomaiwahine

A flag depicting Rongomaiwahine

A flag depicting Rongomaiwahine

The strong identity of Ngāti Rongomaiwahine was expressed in symbols such as this flag, which shows an image of the ancestor Rongomaiwahine. This photograph, showing members of the tribe, was taken in 1902.

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Reference: J. H. Mitchell, Takitimu. Wellington: Reed, 1944.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Ngāti Rongomaiwahine - Important ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/237/a-flag-depicting-rongomaiwahine (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Feb 2015