Story: Te Āti Awa of Wellington

Mere pounamu (greenstone weapon) (2nd of 2)

Mere pounamu (greenstone weapon)

This mere pounamu is called Horokiwi and is a taonga (treasure) of Te Āti Awa of Wellington. One of its owners was the 19th-century chief Te Rīrā Pōrutu, who lived at Pipitea in Thorndon, Wellington. It is now on long-term loan to Te Papa, the national museum.

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Morris Love, 'Te Āti Awa of Wellington - After 1840', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/1282/mere-pounamu-greenstone-weapon (accessed 27 September 2022)

Story by Morris Love, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017