Story: Ngāti Whātua

Paruroa (Great Muddy Creek)

Paruroa (Great Muddy Creek)

The conquest of Auckland by Ngāti Whātua really began when Te Wai-o-Hua leader, Kiwi Tāmaki, was killed at Paruroa (Big Muddy Creek) in Manukau Harbour, by Waha-akiaki about 1741. A part of Te Taoū under Tūperiri established themselves on the isthmus and became known as Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāti Whātua - The tribes of Ngāti Whātua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1201/paruroa-great-muddy-creek (accessed 21 November 2019)

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