Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Tribes on the Volcanic Plateau, around 1820

Tribes on the Volcanic Plateau, around 1820

Te Arawa and Ngāti Tūwharetoa occupied land around the Rotorua lakes and Taupō respectively. Both groups ventured further afield in the 1820s and 1830s, Te Arawa mostly to the north and east, Ngāti Tūwharetoa to the south and east. The route taken by the northern tribe Ngāpuhi when they attacked Te Arawa in 1823 is also shown.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - War and peace – the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015