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The TE ARAWA - Peoples

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source:Te Arawa peoples
Te Arawa place names in Hauraki

Te Arawa place names in Hauraki
Moehau Mountain

Moehau Mountain
Whitianga Harbour

Whitianga Harbour

The tribes of Te Arawa have a long association with the Hauraki region. The canoe Te Arawa landed at various points around the Coromandel Peninsula, and those on board named several places, including Moehau Mountain. The full name, Te Moengahau-o-Tamatekapua (the windy sleeping place of Tamatekapua), commemorates the burial there of the commander of Te Arawa, Tamatekapua.
Ng&#257;ti Huarere

The people of Ng&#257;ti Huarere are of Te Arawa descent. Their ancestor is Huarere, a grandson of Tamatekapua. Although they no longer live in the Hauraki region, Te Arawas presence is maintained by the people of Ng&#257;ti Hei.
Tribal links with the land

The history of Harataunga (Kennedy Bay) illustrates how different tribes have links with the Hauraki region. The Ng&#257;ti Tamater&#257; people were given Harataunga by Ng&#257;ti Huarere, in recognition of Ng&#257;ti Tamater&#257;s help when conflict arose with Ng&#257;ti Hei. Then in the 19th century the Ng&#257;ti Tamater&#257; chief P&#257;ora Te Putu presented the land to the Ng&#257;ti Porou people of the East Coast. This gift assisted Ng&#257;ti Porou in their coastal trading with Auckland markets.
Ng&#257;ti Hei

Ng&#257;ti Hei are descendants of Hei, uncle of Tamatekapua, who was commander of Te Arawa. Like many of the early peoples of the Hauraki region, Ng&#257;ti Hei came into conflict with the expanding Marut&#363;ahu tribes. They were present when Captain James Cook arrived at Whitianga. Later, they suffered when musket-carrying Ng&#257;puhi war parties swept in from the north. Unlike Ng&#257;ti Huarere, Ng&#257;ti Hei managed to survive through these times of change and trouble. They still live in the region, particularly in the district of Te Whitianga-o-Kupe (Whitianga Harbour).

Till we meet again - Regards - edmondsallan

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edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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by edmondsallan on 2011-07-16 05:40:57

many of these places i have like many. met the people amd always wondered how it all came about

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