This map shows where Māori pā were found throughout New Zealand. They were located in the best areas to grow Polynesian crops such as kūmara and taro. Fortified pā were built to protect the inhabitants in times of war.
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Source: Malcolm McKinnon, ed., Bateman New Zealand historical atlas: ko papatuanuku e takoto nei. Auckland: David Bateman, 1997, plate 11
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