Tūhoe-pōtiki was the founding ancestor of Ngāi Tūhoe. This photograph shows the site of his pā, Ngā Taumata, which is marked by a strip of grass in the centre of the photograph, surrounded by bush. Tūhoe-pōtiki and his two elder brothers and sister lived in Rūātoki, about 20 miles inland from the coast. The brothers fought over their cultivations; Tūhoe defeated his elder brother and claimed the land for himself and his descendants.
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Photograph by Rangi McGarvey
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