Story: Historic places

Lake Mangakaware whare

Lake Mangakaware whare

The floor of a Māori whare (house) was uncovered during a 1969 archaeological excavation of a pā beside Lake Mangakaware in Waikato. In the centre is a hearth used for heating the structure. Information derived from such historic sites can reveal much about how Māori lived before the arrival of Europeans.

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Ben Schrader, 'Historic places - Colonial ideas and practice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 19 Aug 2016