Story: Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court

Eel weirs, Tūtira

Zoom in to read details of this diagram of tuna (eel weirs) on the Tūtira and Maheawha streams, north of Napier. Each pā tuna is named, and may be associated with a particular whānau or hapū. Pā tuna were among the traditional features of the landscape which formed an important part of evidence in hearings of the Native Land Court.

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Reference: H. Guthrie-Smith, Tutira: the story of a New Zealand sheep station. Wellington: Reed, 1969, p. 94-95

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Mere Whaanga, 'Te Kōti Whenua – Māori Land Court - From tribal to individual ownership, 1840–1862', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2022)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 20 Jun 2012