Story: Waikato region

Kaitotehe pā

Kaitotehe pā

This lithograph of Kaitotehe near Taupiri is based on an 1844 painting by George French Angas. It shows a large complex of buildings grouped around a central marae (courtyard), with tall palisades around the perimeter. Kaitotehe was for a time the home of the chief Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, who in 1858 became the first Māori king.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0014-15
Tinted lithograph by J. W. Giles

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Māori settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015