Story: Tribal organisation

A meeting of chiefs

A meeting of chiefs

High-ranking chiefs of the Mataatua and Te Arawa waka (canoe) confederations pose in front of the Mataatua meeting house, Bay of Plenty, where they were attending a gathering in the 1940s.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tribal organisation - How iwi and hapū emerged', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/971/a-meeting-of-chiefs (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005