Story: Waikato tribes



Kāwhia is the citadel of Tainui identity, history and culture. It was here that the Tainui canoe finally came to rest after voyaging from Hawaiki. This photograph, taken about 1910, shows Kāwhia with the harbour in the background.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Photograph by Enos Silvanus Pegler

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Waikato tribes - Waikato landmarks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017