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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.


This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Genealogy – Whakapapa

Most Maori traditional narrative includes some whakapapa or genealogical record of a connection between the various characters in the story. The web of the tale is often so entwined as to require the explanation afforded by the whakapapa.

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