Story: Whāngai – customary fostering and adoption

Sir Robert Mahuta

Sir Robert Mahuta

Sir Robert Te Kotahi Mahuta was the brother of the Māori queen, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, as he was raised as a whāngai by her father, King Korokī.

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Basil Keane, 'Whāngai – customary fostering and adoption - Whāngai in modern times', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31043/sir-robert-mahuta (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017