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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Paul Tapsell, 'Te Arawa - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/whakapapa/1508/te-arawa-genealogy (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Paul Tapsell, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017