Story: Ngāi Tahu

Inscription on memorial (2nd of 2)

Inscription on memorial

The memorial on the site of the last battle between Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Māmoe, which confirmed Ngāi Tahu’s position as the South Island’s paramount tribe, claims that the battle was fought at Waitaramea around 1725, although that date is speculation and cannot be verified.

Using this item

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Te Maire Tau, 'Ngāi Tahu - The move south', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Te Maire Tau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017