Story: Ngāti Tūwharetoa

‘Tauhara from Taupo’, by Charles Barraud

‘Tauhara from Taupo’, by Charles Barraud

While Tia was journeying, the other early explorer Ngātoroirangi saw Mt Tauhara and determined to build an altar on the summit. When he saw Tia in the same area, he decided to follow him around the lake. This 1874 painting shows Tauhara as viewed from Lake Taupō.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Watercolour by Charles Decimus Barraud

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How to cite this page:

Martin Wikaira, 'Ngāti Tūwharetoa - The journeys of Ngātoroirangi and Tia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Martin Wikaira, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017