Story: Taranaki tribe

Near Te Namu

Near Te Namu

This sketch shows Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) from the vicinity of Te Namu . Te Namu was an important stronghold of the Taranaki tribe. In 1833 its defenders, including the famed chief Wiremu Kīngi Te Matakātea, defeated an invading force of Waikato tribes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-294-130/131
Pencil sketch by Henry James Warre

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Te Miringa Hōhaia, 'Taranaki tribe - Relationships with other tribes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/3899/near-te-namu (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Te Miringa Hōhaia, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017