Kōrero: Mountains

Tongariro in winter

Tongariro in winter

For Māori, mountains are central to identity, and most tribes have a revered peak. Tongariro, in the central North Island, is important to the Ngāti Tūwharetoa people. In 1887 they gifted the peak, along with Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngāuruhoe, to the government as the basis of the country’s first national park.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Andy Dennis, 'Mountains - People and mountains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14324/tongariro-in-winter (accessed 4 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Andy Dennis, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Feb 2017