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Place names of Te Tau ihu
On 1 August 2014, a number of new or altered geographic names took effect as a result of the following Treaty Claims settlements: Ngāti Apa ki...Read more about "Place names of Te Tau ihu"...
Kehu - Guide Extraordinaire
Kehu described himself as Ngāti Tūmatakōkir[sitetree_link,id=490]i, which was his father Tamane’s tribe, although he was also Ngāti Apa / Ngāi Tahu through his mother Mata Nohinohi. Tūmatakōkiri dominated the South Island...Read more about "Kehu - Māori Guide Extraordinaire"...
Tophouse, the scene of a murder/suicide in 1894, was the natural pass between the Wairau, Motupiko and Buller Rivers, and was commonly used by Māori in pre-European times. Tophouse...Read more about "Tophouse"...
Mōkai - Slavery in Colonial Times
As in many other cultures, slavery was a key element of Māori society. Mōkai (servants or slaves) were usually spoils of war, condemned to lives of drudgery, danger,...Read more about "Mōkai - Slavery in Colonial Times"...
Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri a numerous and fierce tribe, dominated the north-western quadrant of the South Island for at least 200 years. Their ancestors arrived in Aotearoa from Hawaiki on the Kurahaupo waka,...Read more about "Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri "...