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Paruroa (Great Muddy Creek)

Paruroa (Great Muddy Creek)

Te Wai-o-Hua was the dominant tribe in Tāmaki until 1741. At this time an invasion of Ngāti Whātua from the north saw the great chief Kiwi Tāmaki killed in battle here at Paruroa, Great Muddy Creek, beside the Manukau and to the west of Te Whau.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tāmaki tribes - The tribes of Tāmaki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 February 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017