Story: Marutūahu tribes

Mt Moehau

Mt Moehau

Mt Moehau, at the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula, is a sacred mountain of the Marutūahu peoples; many important chiefs, including Tamatekapua of Te Arawa, are buried on its summit. The full name of the mountain is Te Moengahau-o-Tamatekapua (the windy sleeping place of Tamatekapua).

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Marutūahu tribes - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017