Because so many tribes have lived in the area, there are at least six different explanations for the origin of Auckland’s Māori name, Tāmaki. One view is that the name derives from the 18th-century Te Wai-o-Hua chief Kiwi Tāmaki, whose pā was at Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill), pictured here.
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Photograph by Henry Winkelmann
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