Te Tai – Treaty Settlement Stories

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei: dream places

This is a prophetic reflection inspired by the ethnographer James Cowan (1870–1943). It evokes a time when the sea and lands occupied by the Taoū, Ngā Oho, and Uringutu peoples of Tāmaki (Auckland) and Ōkahu were still pristine, before they were ‘poisoned and the hills desecrated with the arrival of a foreign people’.

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Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are continuously researching their history. This published narrative is done to the best of their knowledge.
First published in 2021 by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Manatū Taonga.
© Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei 2021.