Story: Te Tau Ihu tribes

Horahora Kākahu pā

Horahora Kākahu pā

Some were established in the Marlborough Sounds by Ngāti Apa as early as the 16th century. Horahora Kākahu pā in Port Underwood was possibly one of these. It was also the place where Major Bunbury proclaimed British sovereignty over the Middle (now South) Island in June 1840, after local chiefs of Ngāti Toa and Rangitāne had signed the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell, 'Te Tau Ihu tribes - The migration from Hawaiki and beyond', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/547/horahora-kakahu-pa (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017