Story: Whangārei tribes

‘Entrance to Whangari river, bearing NW by W’

‘Entrance to Whangari river, bearing NW by W’

Whangārei Harbour is at the heart of the Whangārei tribes’ territory. This journal illustration is by Edward Ashworth, an architect who lived in Auckland from 1842 to 1844. At the top, it depicts Manaia, near the northern entrance to the harbour, and below that, the offshore Hen and Chickens Islands (Taranga and Marotiri). In the bottom left corner is a Māori canoe, which might have been seen on the harbour in the 1840s, and at bottom right there is a map of Bream Head, the northern entrance to the harbour.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MS-0104-071
Pencil and ink drawing by Edward Ashworth

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whangārei tribes - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017