Story: Whakapapa – genealogy

Kahungunu and his wives

Kahungunu and his wives

This map shows the places where Kahungunu, the eponymous ancestor of Ngāti Kahungunu, married his wives and had children. Because of his many marriages, whakapapa links back to Kahungunu are more complex than the links to distant ancestors usually seen in other tribal whakapapa.

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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whakapapa – genealogy - Whakapapa as a whare', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/30915/kahungunu-and-his-wives (accessed 16 July 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2015