Story: Ngāi Tahu

Rangitatau pā site

Rangitatau pā site

This photograph shows the site of Rangitatau , which is located above Tarakena Bay at the head of Wellington Harbour. It was a major fortification of the tribe Ngāi Tara, with whom Ngāi Tahu came into conflict after their move to the north of the South Island.

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Te Maire Tau, 'Ngāi Tahu - The move south', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2022)

Story by Te Maire Tau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017