Māori never developed cities, instead living mostly in family-based villages. Nonetheless, areas of concentrated settlement did exist, including Tāmaki (Auckland isthmus). At the peak of its prosperity in 1750 the area’s population numbered thousands. A large community developed around Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill), which was an extensive pā. This aerial image shows how the landscape was terraced to make the pā.
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Photograph by G. R. Roberts
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