He kōrero tēnei i tangohia i te Journal of the Polynesian Society i te tau 1896, ka whakaatu i te āhua o te whakamahi a Percy Smith i ngā whakapapa. Ko tēnei tauira mai i te iwi o Ngāti Whatua o Kaipara, i whakamahia e Smith hei tātai he aha te wā tae tuatahi ai te tangata ki Te Tai Tokerau. Whakapono ai a Smith, ka taea te ine i te taenga o te tangata ki Aotearoa mā te titiro ki ngā whakapapa. Ko tā te Māori titiro ai ki te whakapapa, hei whakapūmau i te hononga ki te whenua, kāpā hei tikanga ine wā.
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Reference: S. Percy Smith, ‘The peopling of the north: notes on the ancient Maori history of the northern peninsula and sketches of the history of the Ngati-whatua tribe of Kaipara, New Zealand.’ Journal of the Polynesian Society 5 (1896): 9–10
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