Kei tēnei tātairanga whakapapa te whakaaturanga ka heke te Kīngi Māori tuatahi a Pōtatau Te Wherowhero mai i ngā waka nui nāna ngā tūpuna i mau mai ki Aotearoa. Nō reira i kaha ai te whakapono a ngā iwi ko Pōtatau hei Kīngi Māori.
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Source: Pei Te Hurinui Jones, King Pōtatau: an account of the life of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, the first Māori king. Auckland: Polynesian Society; Wellington: Huia Publishers, 2010.