Story: Te Āti Awa of Wellington

Pukerangiora pā

Pukerangiora pā

This aerial photograph shows the site of the imposing Te Āti Awa of Pukerangiora, located on the Waitara River in Taranaki. It was besieged by Ngāti Maniapoto and Waikato forces in December 1831, and its defenders were slaughtered. This defeat resulted in another migration of Te Āti Awa to the lands around Wellington Harbour.

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Morris Love, 'Te Āti Awa of Wellington - The migration of 1832', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2022)

Story by Morris Love, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017