Wellington City Libraries

Te Matapihi Ki Te Ao Nui


(Te Upoko-o-te-Ika / Te Tauihu-o-te-Waka)
(The head of the fish and the bow of the waka meet here at Cook Strait - Te Moana-o-Raukawa).

Iwi: The area was populated many years ago by Kurahaupo iwi (Ngai Tara, Ngati Rangitane, Mua-upoko., Ngati Apa, Ngati Tu-mata-kokiri, then Ngati Mamoe, Ngati Ira from Te Tai Rawhiti, and Ngai Tahu also passed through on their way to Te Waipounnamu.

1820s-30s migrations and settlements included Te Ati Awa, Ngati Toarangatira, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Tama, Ngati Mutunga, Ngati Ruanui

Ngati Raukawa | Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Ngati Toa | Te Tau Ihu

book cover courtesy of Reed BooksRangitane : a tribal history , by J.M. McEwen. (1986, 2002)
This major work traces the history of the Rangitāne tribe, now based around the Manawatu but with genealogical and political links extending throughout central New Zealand.

993.14 ALL
Allwright, George. A brief introduction to the Maori colonisation of Manawatu, 1958

993.143 BAG
Bagnall, A. G. Wairarapa : an historical excursion. Hedley's Bookshop, 1976.

993.16 BUI
Buick, T. L. Old Manawatu or the wild days of the west. Wellington : Buick & Young, 1903, 1975.

993.14 DOW
Downes, T. W. Early history of Rangitikei, and notes on the Ngati Apa tribe , 1910.

993.13 GRA
Grant, Sidney. Waimarama, 1977.

993.145 HIS
A History of Rangiotu, edited by Maren Dixon and Ngaire Watson, , Dunmore Press, 1983.

993.14 MCE
McEwen, J. M. Migrations to and settlement of the Wellington area : a series of 4 lectures, , 1971.

993.15 WIL
Wilson, J. G. The history of Hawkes Bay, 1976.

Ngati Raukawa, Muaupoko

book cover courtesy of Reed BooksThe Kapiti Coast : Maori tribal history and place names of the Paekakariki-Otaki district , by Wakahuia Carkeek. (1978, 2004)
This recounts the sequence of settlement from the first arrivals of the Tokomaru and Kurahaupo canoes to the European settlers' ships. Particular attention is given to the story of Te Rauparaha, who had his base on Kapiti Island.

993.14 ADK
Adkin, Leslie. Horowhenua : its Maori place names and their topographic and historical background, 1948

993.146 DRE
Dreaver, A. J. Horowhenua County and its people : a centennial history.

823 GRO
Grover, Ray. Cork of War : Ngati Toa and the British mission : an historical narrative, Dunedin : John McIndoe, 1982.

993.101 KEL
Kelly, Leslie G. Tainui : the story of Hoturoa and his descendants, Wellington : Polynesian Society, 1949.

709.011 ART
Kernot, Bernie. The meeting house in contemporary New Zealand, in, Art and artists of Oceania, Levin : Dunmore Press, 1983.

993.14 MACD
McDonald, R. Te Hekenga : early days in Horowhenua,. Palmerston North : GH Bennett, 1929, (1979).

993.14 MACM
Macmorran, Barbara. In view of Kapiti, 1977.

993.101 PHI
Phillipps, William J. Carved Maori houses of western and northern areas of New Zealand, Wellington : Govt Printer, 1955.

993.14 RAM
Ramsden, Eric. Rangiatea, , 1951.

993.14 SIM
Simcox, F. S. Otaki : the town and the district, 1952.

279.3146 TAE
Taepa, Hohepa. The Rangiatea story, , 1966.

993.14 WIL
Wilson, James G. Early Rangitikei,, Christchurch : Whitcombe & Tombs, 1914.

993.101 WIL
Wilson, Ormond. From Hongi Hika to Hone Heke : a quarter century of upheaval, , 1985.

Te Whanganui-a-Tara

book cover courtesy of Huia PublishersThe silent migration : Ngati Poneke Young Maori Club 1937-1948 : stories of urban migration, by Agnes Broughton ... [et al.], told to Patricia Grace, Irihapeti Ramsden and Jonathan Dennis. (2001)
Records the remarkable beginnings of the Ngati Poneke Young Maori Club, the Wellington-based cultural group founded in the 1930s. An extensive selection of photographs depict the people and the times.
"These stories are about their people and their times. They are frank recollections told with a surprising freshness and lack of romance, and they begin as the experiences of Maori teenagers over fifty years ago. This was a place where the search for a Maori face in the city could stop." [Irihapeti Ramsden]

919.3141 ADK
Adkin, G. L . The great harbour of Tara : traditional Maori place-names and sites of Wellington Harbour. 1959.

993.14 BES
Best, Elsdon. The land of Tara and they who settled it : the story of the occupation of Te Whanganui-a-Tara. 1919.

993.14 BES
Best, Elsdon. Te Whanganui-a-Tara : Wellington in pre-European days, 1901.

Caughley, Angela. The interpreter : the biography of Richard 'Dicky' Barrett. 1998.

993.14 BES
Clarke, Sandra. Nga tupuna o Te Whanganui-a-Tara. 4 volumes.

993.14 CLO
Closing submissions of the Wellington Tenths Trust and the Palmerston North Reserves Trust, 1839-1999 : 160 years of injustice : delivered at Te Tatau o te Po Marae, 30 March - 1 April and 6-7 April 1999. (5 volumes).

993.141 FOR
Fordyce, Linda. The Bay : a history of community at Titahi Bay. 2000.

993.142 HIS
History of Section 19, Hutt District : the Waiwhetu Block. Crown acquisition of Maori land. 1999.

993.142 JOH
Johnston, Warwick. Petone foreshore : landscapes, Warwick Johnston, Maureen Burgess, Neville Gilmore, 2002.
P. 13-18. Poutohutohu by Neville Gilmore : Migrations of Te Ati Awa to Te Whanganui-a-Tara ; Tama Te Uaua ; The Beach ; Korokoro ; Pito-one; Hikoikoi.

993.141 JOH
Jones, Kevin L. A guide to Wellington's Maori history : nga korero mua o te Upoko o te Ika. Wellington : Wellington Regional Committee of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, 1986.

993.14 LAW
Lawton, Tata R. Customary occupation, tenure and rights along the West and South coasts of Wellington, within the boundaries of the Port Nicholson Deed, as extended in 1844. Wai 145 #K1 : A report commissioned by the Waitangi Tribunal for Wai 145

993.141 LOV
Love, Matene. Heritage trail : Te ara o nga tupuna = The path of our ancestors. .

993.14 LOW
Lower Hutt, past and present : a centennial and jubilee publication. 1941.

993.14 MACC
MaClean, Robert. Te Whanganui-a-Tara : foreshores reclamations report.

726.9 MACE
McEwen, J. M. The carved house Kahukura on Orongomai Marae, Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt : Orongomai Marae Committee, 1989.

993.14 MACE
McEwen, J. M. Migrations to and settlement of the Wellington area : a series of 4 lectures.

993.141 McGill, David. The pioneers of Port Nicholson. Wellington : Reed, 1984.

993.141 MACL
MacLean, Chris. Waikanae : past and present. Waikanae : Whitcombe Press, 1988.

993.141 MACL
MacLean, Gavin. Wellington : the first years of European settlement, 1840-1850. 2000.

993.14 MAO
Maori historical information base for the Wellington City Council area. 2 vol, 1990.

993.141 NEI
Neilson, D. R. Wellington harbour : a heritage of Tara. Wellington : AH & AW Reed, 1970.

993.14 NIC
Nicholson, W. B. Petone's first hundred years : a historical record from 1840 to 1940. 1940.

726.9 OPE
The Opening of Te Tumu Herenga Waka, 6 December 1986. Wellington : Dept of Maori Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, 1986.

993.142 RAI
Rainey, Patricia. Orongomai : the birth of a marae. 1976.

993.141 SHE
Sheehan, Mark. An introduction to the history of Porirua. 2nd ed. Porirua : Porirua City Council, 1987.

993.12 SMI
Smith, S. Percy. History and traditions of the Maoris of the West Coast, North Island of New Zealand prior to 1840. Reprint. Kiwi Pub., 1999.

993.141 STR
Struthers, John. Miramar peninsula : a historical and social study. Miramar : Struthers, 1975.

993.14 WIL
Wilson, James G. Early Rangitikei. Christchurch : Whitcombe & Tombs, 1914.

Ngati Toa

993.14 ADK
Adkin, G. Leslie. Horowhenua : its Maori place names and their topographic and historical background. Wellington : Dept of Internal Affairs, 1948.

Buick, T. L. An old New Zealander : Te Rauparaha. Christchurch : Capper Press, 1976.

Burns, Patricia. Te Rauparaha a new perspective. Wellington : Reed, 1980.

993.14 CAR
Carkeek, W. C. The Kapiti Coast : Maori history and place-names. Wellington : AH & AW Reed, 1966.

333.3 EHR
Ehrhardt, Penny. Te Whanganui-a-Tara : customary tenure 1750-1850. Wellington : Waitangi Tribunal Division, Dept of Justice, 1993.

823 GRO
Grover, Ray. Cork of war : Ngati Toa and the British Mission : an historical narrative. Dunedin : McIndoe, 1982.

993.101 KEL
Kelly, Leslie G. Tainui : the story of Hoturoa and his descendants. Wellington : Polynesian Society, 1949.

993.141 MACL
MacLean, Chris. Waikanae : past and present. Waikanae : Whitcombe Press, 1988.

993.14 MACM
Macmorran, Barbara. In view of Kapiti. Palmerston North : Dunmore, 1977.

993.14 MACD
McDonald, R. A. Te Hekenga : early days in the Horowhenua. Palmerston North : G. H. Bennett, 1929.

993.14 RAM
Ramsden, Eric. Rangiatea. 1951.

Travers, W.T.L. Some chapters in the life and times of Te Rauparaha : Chief of Ngati Toa. Facsim ed. Christchurch : Kiwi Pub., 2000.

993.1 TRA
Travers, W.T.L. The stirring times of Te Rauparaha and the sacking of Kaiapohia. 1906.

993.101 WHI
White, John. Ancient history of the Maori : his mythology and traditions. Vol. 6. Tainui. (Refs. To Te Rauparaha)

993.14 WIL
Wilson, James G. Early Rangitikei. Christchurch : Whitcombe & Tombs, 1914.

993.101 WIL
Wilson, Ormond. From Hongi Hika to Hone Heke. Dunedin : McIndoe, 1985.

Te Tau Ihu

993.15 ALL
Allan, Ruth M. Nelson : a history of early settlement. 1965.

993.101 AND
Anderson, A. Te Puoho's last raid : the march from Golden Bay to Southland in 1836 and defeat at Tuturau. 1986.

993.15 BRE
Brereton, C. B. Vanguard of the south : Nelson, New Zealand. 1952.

993.16 BUI
Buick, T. Lindsay. Old Marlborough or the story of a province.

993.156 ELB
Elvy, W. J. Kaikoura Coast : the history, traditions and Maori place names of Kaikoura. 1949.

993.156 ELV
Elvy, W. J. Kei puta te Wairau : a history of Marlborough in Maori terms. 1957.

993.15 MIT
Mitchell, Hilary A. (Hilary Anne) Te tau ihu o te Waka : a history of Maori of Nelson and Marlborough, 2004.

993.156 QUE
Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. Ottawa : Carlton University Press, 1987.

993.15 PEA
Peart, J. D. Old Tasman Bay : story of the early Maori of the Nelson area. 1937.

993.156 SHE
Sherrard, J. M. Kaikoura : a history of the district. Christchurch : Cadsonbury Publications, 1998.

899.4 TWO
Two Maori stories from Marlborough. 1983.

Korero o te Wa I Raraunga I Rauemi I Te Whanganui a Tara I Whakapapa