Story: Te Āti Awa of Wellington

Ōtaka pā

Ōtaka pā

This plan shows the layout of Ōtaka , Taranaki (now within the boundaries of New Plymouth). The Te Āti Awa defence of this pā in 1832 against Ngāti Maniapoto and Waikato invaders was a notable victory, but Te Āti Awa knew the attackers would return for revenge. As a consequence, more Te Āti Awa people migrated to join relatives in the Wellington region.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: S. P. Smith, History and traditions of the Taranaki Coast. New Plymouth: Thomas Avery, 1910, p. 470.

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Morris Love, 'Te Āti Awa of Wellington - The migration of 1832', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

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