Story: Te Āti Awa of Wellington

Prophecy about the battle of Kūititanga

Prophecy about the battle of Kūititanga

The battle of Kūititanga, which took place in 1839, settled the competition for land and resources between Te Āti Awa and Ngāti Raukawa, with a victory for Te Āti Awa. This was foreseen by a priest, Kuku-rarangi. The words of his prophecy are given here.

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Reference: S. P. Smith, History and traditions of the Taranaki coast. New Plymouth: Thomas Avery, 1910, p. 555

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Morris Love, 'Te Āti Awa of Wellington - 1830s: settling the land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Morris Love, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017