Story: Tribal organisation

European depiction of a pā

European depiction of a pā

Entitled ‘Tu Kaitote, the of Te Wherowhero on the Waikato, Taupiri mountain in the distance’, this lithograph is based on a watercolour painted by George French Angas in 1844. It shows how various buildings within the pā were grouped around a large central meeting place, with tall palisades around the perimeter.

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

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tribal organisation - The significance of iwi and hapū', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005