Kōrero: City history and people



Māori never developed cities, instead living mostly in family-based villages. Nonetheless, areas of concentrated settlement did exist, including Tāmaki (Auckland isthmus). At the peak of its prosperity in 1750 the area’s population numbered thousands. A large community developed around Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill), which was an extensive . This aerial image shows how the landscape was terraced to make the pā.

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Reference: Go18075Rbt.jpg
Photograph by G. R. Roberts

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - The first towns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23488/maungakiekie (accessed 23 June 2024)

He kōrero nā David Thorns and Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010