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Māori midden, Takapuna

Māori midden, Takapuna

In 2007 roading contractors in Takapuna uncovered a midden (rubbish dump) filled with shells, a find which suggested there had been a Māori settlement close by. Work was stopped while archaeologists and Māori inspected the area. 

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Māori history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15887/maori-midden-takapuna (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016