Story: Te Ao Mārama – the natural world

Paerangi i te Whare Toka

Paerangi i te Whare Toka

Some tribes believe that their ancestors did not arrive by canoe, but were present even before the voyaging of Kupe, who is credited with discovering Aotearoa (New Zealand). One tribal group were said to be Ngā Paerangi, whose ancestor Paerangi i te Whare Toka is depicted in this carving. He was said to have been present before Kupe arrived.

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te Ao Mārama – the natural world - The importance of the land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/7962/paerangi-i-te-whare-toka (accessed 21 April 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007