Story: Te Ao Mārama – the natural world

Genealogy of the trees

Genealogy of the trees

In the Māori world view, all things were linked by whakapapa (genealogies). This whakapapa shows the links between the various trees and the god Tāne. Tāne, a child of Ranginui (the sky) and Papatūānuku (the earth), created the first woman. This is an updated version of information in Johannes C. Andersen’s Maori life in Ao-tea (1922).

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Ao Mārama – the natural world - An interconnected world', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/whakapapa/7949/genealogy-of-the-trees (accessed 21 October 2020)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007