Story: Bay of Plenty region

Maketū memorial

Maketū memorial

This memorial marks the commemorated site of the final landing place of Te Arawa after the voyage from Hawaiki. The cairn was built for the 1940 centenary of the Treaty of Waitangi. These young people of Te Arawa ki Maketū were photographed in 1949.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Māori traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5571/maketu-memorial (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016