Story: Tauranga Moana

Whakapapa from the Tākitimu canoe

Whakapapa from the Tākitimu canoe

A second important canoe for Tauranga Moana is Tākitimu (known to Tauranga Moana tribes as Takitimu). As this whakapapa (genealogical table) shows, Ranginui, the founding ancestor of Ngāti Ranginui, was the great-grandson of Tamatea-arikinui, the captain of the canoe.

Whakapapa from information provided by Te Awanuiārangi Black

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Te Awanuiārangi Black, 'Tauranga Moana - Traditional lands and canoes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Te Awanuiārangi Black, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017