Story: Te Whakatōhea

Waiwharangi, the greenstone adze

Waiwharangi, the greenstone adze

This greenstone adze is an important Te Whakatōhea trophy of war. It was exchanged for the head of the Ngāti Tai chief, Tūterangikūrei. Waiwharangi is now kept in the Whakatāne Museum.

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Whakatane District Museum and Gallery

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How to cite this page:

Ranginui Walker, 'Te Whakatōhea - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Ranginui Walker, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017