Story: Waitohi

Waitohi's tomb

Waitohi's tomb

In the 1840s George French Angas visited Mana Island and later published a sketch of the tomb of Waitohi, the influential leader of Ngāti Toa and Ngāti Raukawa, whose death sparked a battle between Te Āti Awa and Ngāti Raukawa.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-020-018

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How to cite this page:

Teremoana Sparks and W. H. Oliver. 'Waitohi', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)