Wellington City Libraries

Te Matapihi Ki Te Ao Nui

Rangitane, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Tau Ihu


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 Waipounamu.

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

Syndetics book coverKa mate ka ora! : the spirit of Te Rauparaha, by Hēni Collins.
Describes Te Rauparaha's life from the time of his birth being foretold, through conflict, migration, settlement on Kapiti and relations with European settlers. Te Rauparaha and his nephew Te Rangihaeata welcomed Europeans living among them in the 1820s and 1830s, but to retain their independence and authority, Ngati Toa eventually turned to military resistance. Source material in both English and te reo are drawn on, including input from by kaumatua Te Puoho Katene and other tribal members, and an epilogue by former Maori All Black Norm Hewitt. Maps show the location of significant sites, detailing their history and what can be seen there today.

book cover courtesy of Reed Books 993.101 MACE
Rangitane : 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 Books 993.14 CAR
The 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.

Ngati Toa Rangatira

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

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

B TER
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.

B TER
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 o te Waka

book cover courtesy of Syndetics 993.15 MIT
Te Tau Ihu o te Waka : a history of Maori of Nelson and Marlborough., by H & J. Mitchell. (2004) 3 Vols. Huia Publishers.
This valuable regional history encompasses myths and legents, and the interaction of tribes who have inhabited Te Tau Ihu a Te Waka a Maui and their interactions with each other. Drawn from oral histories, family records, diaries, official documents, reporters and observers. (drawn from the book cover)
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.

993.156 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