Story: Te Arawa

Te Arawa genealogy

Te Arawa genealogy

Ohomairangi was born from the union of the ancestor Pūhaorangi, who descended from the heavens and slept with Te Kuraimonoa. Six generations later when war ravaged the Polynesian island of Rangiātea, Ohomairangi’s descendant Tamatekapua led his people to the North Island of New Zealand in the canoe named Te Arawa.

Whakapapa from information provided by Paul Tapsell

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Paora Tapsell, 'Te Arawa - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Paora Tapsell, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017