Story: Te Āti Awa of Wellington

Te Puni’s pā at Petone, 1847

Te Puni’s pā at Petone, 1847

This sketch of the Petone area shows at right the palisade of a established by the Te Āti Awa leader Te Puni. When he and other Te Āti Awa people from Ngāmotu in Taranaki arrived at Waikanae in 1832, they were invited to settle at Petone, on Wellington Harbour, with some of their Ngāti Mutunga kin.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-190-015
Pencil sketch by William Swainson

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Morris Love, 'Te Āti Awa of Wellington - 1830s: settling the land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Morris Love, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017