Auckland’s main tribe, Te Wai-o-Hua, led by Kiwi Tāmaki, was threatened by the dominance of Te Taoū at south Kaipara Harbour. Kiwi Tāmaki promised to hang the breastbone of the Te Taoū leader Waha-akiaki on Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) in Auckland. But at the end of the conflict the Ngāti Whātua chief Tuperiri established his pā, Hikurangi, on One Tree Hill. The hill is pictured here before the monument was built on its summit.
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Photograph by Henry Winkelmann
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