Story: Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions



This map shows the region called Waenganui (the middle) by scholars. Around 15% of the Māori population lived there when Europeans arrived. Only limited horticulture using Polynesian cultigens was possible in this area.

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Source: Janet Davidson, The prehistory of New Zealand. Auckland: Longman Paul, 1987, p. 34

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Basil Keane, 'Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions - Waenganui region', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010