Kōrero: Hawke’s Bay region

Table Cape (Kahutara Point)

Table Cape (Kahutara Point)

During the 1820s Hawke’s Bay was invaded from the north and west by tribes armed with muskets. Local people fled to Māhia Peninsula, leaving much of the central and southern districts empty until the late 1830s. Fortified on Māhia Peninsula, such as Maungakāhia near Table Cape (also known as Kahutara Point), became places of refuge until it was safe to return home.

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GNS Science
Reference: 1590/16
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Māori settlement and occupation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23890/table-cape-kahutara-point (accessed 23 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015