Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Ōtākou pā

Ōtākou pā

Māori unload mangā (barracouta) at Ōtākou near Dunedin in the 1860s. Ngāi Tahu had hoped that the development of Dunedin would increase their opportunity for trade, but this did not eventuate.

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Reference: The illustrated New Zealander, 1867

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Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - Cities and Māori land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010