Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei: raupatu, mana and ahikā
Apihai Te Kawau was born around 1780. He was descended from the Te Taoū leader Tuperiri, who established his mana over Tāmaki (Auckland) after his uncle Wahaakiaki defeated the Waiohua chief Kiwi Tāmaki in single combat.
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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.
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