Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Māori place names of the Coromandel peninsula

Two of the place names depicted connect the demigod Māui and navigator Kupe to the Coromandel Peninsula. Many others embody the association of Te Arawa ancestors Tamatekapua and Kahumatamomoe with the peninsula. Others are more purely descriptive.

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Source: Malcolm McKinnon, ed., Bateman New Zealand historical atlas: ko papatuanuku e takoto nei. Auckland: David Bateman, 1997, plate 19

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Māori migration and settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/30393/maori-place-names-of-the-coromandel-peninsula (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016