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Ancestors of Te Kawerau-a-Maki (1st of 3)

Ancestors of Te Kawerau-a-Maki

Kōwhatu ki te Uru is an important Te Kawerau-a-Maki ancestor. This carving of him at Karekare is by Sunnah Thompson, a Te Kawerau-a-Maki artist. Kōwhatu ki te Uru built the Te Kākāwhakaara (the watchman) at Karekare. Te Kawerau-a-Maki once held land from the Waitākere Ranges north to Leigh.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tāmaki tribes - The tribes of Tāmaki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1030/ancestors-of-te-kawerau-a-maki (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017