Story: Moriori

Ngāti Tama and Ngāti Mutunga pā

Ngāti Tama and Ngāti Mutunga pā

This 1840 drawing shows two built by Ngāti Tama and Ngāti Mutunga during a contest to gain control of land at Waitangi on Rēkohu (Chatham Island). Ngāti Mutunga, whose larger pā is on the left, eventually won.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-043-015-2
Ink drawing by Charles Heaphy

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How to cite this page:

Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, 'Moriori - The impact of new arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/1689/ngati-tama-and-ngati-mutunga-pa (accessed 20 May 2019)

Story by Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017