Te Tai – Treaty Settlement Stories

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Danny (Te Puna) Tūmahai and Grant (Pakihana) Hawke recount their memories and experiences of growing up with elders at Te Puru o Tāmaki and the Ōkahu papakāinga (settlement) before it was razed to the ground by Auckland City Council officials in 1952. It was deemed to be an eyesore for the Queen during her visit the following year.

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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.