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Ngāti Toa’s migration

Ngāti Toa’s migration

This map shows the route taken by Ngāti Toa in their journey south to the Kāpiti Coast and the Wellington region in the 1820s. The first part of the journey, to Taranaki, was called Te Heke Tahutahuahi (the fire-lighting migration). The second part, from Taranaki to Wellington, was Te Heke Tātaramoa (the bramble bush migration). The entire journey was known as Te Heke Mai-i-raro (the migration from the north).

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Mīria Pōmare, 'Ngāti Toarangatira - Migration from the north', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Mīria Pōmare, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017