Taranaki Whānau Whānui (Te Upoko-o-te-Ika)
Books and Articles by Rohe
Broughton, Ruka. Origins of Ngaa Rauru Kitahi (English translation). VUW, 1979
Griffin, E. M. Tales of Te Namu and Hori Teira. Printed by Taranaki Newspapers, [1974?]
Houston, John. Māori life in old Taranaki, foreword by Danny Keenan. (new ed.) Reed, 2006.
Riseborough, H. Days of darkness : Taranaki, 1878.1884. Allen & Unwin, 1989.
Smith, S.Percy. History and traditions of the Maoris of the West Coast, North Island of New Zealand, prior to 1840. New Plymouth : Polynesian Society, 1910.
Smith, S. Percy. Māori wars of the nineteenth century : the struggle of the northern against the southern Māori tribes prior to the colonisation of New Zealand in 1840. Whitcombe & Tombs, 1910.
Turton, H. H. An epitome of official documents relative to native affairs and land purchases in the North Island of New Zealand. Govt. Printer, 1883 (microfilm)
Wells, B. The history of Taranaki. Edmondson & Avery, 1878.
Wharemaru, H. Heeni : a Tainui elder remembers. HarperCollins NZ, 1997.
White, John. The ancient history of the Māori. 13 vols. Government printer 1887-90 and Waikato University. (available as book or CD Rom)
Vol. 8. Awatea, Taranaki, Ngatihau, Ngatiruanui
Wanganui / Rangitikei
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.
Buick, T. Lindsay. Old Manawatu or the wild days of the West. Capper Press, 1975.
Downes, T. W. Old Whanganui. W. A. Parkinson, 1915.
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.
Browne, C. Bill Jenkins, Kapiti coast pioneer, in, Otaki Historical Society historical journal; no.7 (1984)
McDonald, Rod A. Te Hekenga : early days in Horowhenua. G.H Bennett, 1979.
Ramsden, E. Rangiatea : the story of the Otaki Church, its first pastor and its people. Reed, 1951.
Bagnall, A. G. Wairarapa : an historical excursion. Masterton : Hedley's Bookshop, 1976.
Te raparapatanga oāku kamo, compiled by Tipene Chrisp.  7 v ; 30 cm.
Printout of a database of Wairarapa Māori history and sources. These items contain records relating to subjects from traditional whare wananga about the creation of the universe, the migration of the ancestors to New Zealand and the settlement of Wairarapa. They also contain information about contemporary events and activities in the 19th century which occurred in the Wairarapa. All this information is interlinked by the detailed whakapapa records.
Contents : 1. Te Matakitaki-ā-Kupe, whiti atu ki Wairarapa moana -- 2. Papawai me ōna karangatanga hapū --3. Ngai Tumapuhia-ā-Rangi me ōna karangatanga hapū --4. Te Hika o Papauma me ōna karangatanga hapō --5. Maungaraki, whiti atu ki Hurunuiorangi, ki whiti atu ki Te Whiti -- 6. Ngāti Hamua me ōna karangatanga hapū -- 7. Wairarapa whānui
Hutt Valley993.141 BAG
Bagnall, A. G. Okiwi : European contact of the Eastern Bays, Port Nicholson : an outline history. Eastbourne : Mahina Press, 1972.
Bayly, J. The Heretaunga/Waiwhetu river mouth : an historical perspective. Petone : Petone Settlers Museum, 1988
Gilmore, Neville. Te Umumamaku, in, Woburn (Te Umumamaku) by Warwick Johnston. Hutt City Libraries, 2002.
Johnston, Warwick. Britannia by the river. Petone Settlers Museum, 1999.
pp. 25-34. The Heretaunga River valley, 1820s-40s.
Johnston, Warwick. The history of Petone foreshore. W. Johnston, 2009.
Pp. 23-43. Poutohutohu
Malcom, K. Calling Korokoro home : a history of the hills, 1800 to 2003. Petone : Korokoro School, 2003.
Chap. 1. Maori occupation, 1800-1890.
Millar, D. P. Once upon a village : a history of Lower Hutt, 1819-1965. New Zealand University Press, 1972.
Porirua to Johnsonville993.141 BES
Best, Elsdon. Porirua and they who settled it, from, Canterbury Times, 4 March 1914.
Bolitho, E. E. The vision restored : Cashmere Methodist Community Centre. Ngaio Union Church, 2003.
Burns, Patricia. Te Rauparaha : a new perspective. Reed, 1980.
Wellington : biography of a city, by Redmer Yska. (2006)
"Published in association with Wellington City Council and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage"
Chap. 1. Colonial settlement to borough capital (1839-1870).
Some details of early people are sketched, although there is an extended account of the Ruhia Porutu and Tommy McKenzie incident.
Adkin, G. L . The great harbour of Tara : traditional Maori place-names and sites of Wellington Harbour. 1959.
Ballara, Angela. Te Whanganui-a-Tara : phases of Maori occupation of Wellington Harbour c1800.1840, in The Making of Wellington : 1800-1914, 1914 edited by David Hamer and Roberta. Nicholls, 1998.
Best, Elsdon. The land of Tara and they who settled it : the story of the occupation of Te Whanganui-a-Tara. 1919.
Also online at www.wcl.govt.nz .
Best, Elsdon. Te Whanganui-a-Tara : Wellington in pre-European days, 1901.
Also in also in, Journal of the Polynesian Society ; v. 10, (1901) p. 154.55 at www.jps.auckland.ac.nz .
Caughley, Angela. The interpreter : the biography of Richard 'Dicky' Barrett. 1998.
Clarke, Sandra. Nga tupuna o Te Whanganui-a-Tara. 4 volumes.
Jellicoe, Roland. A guide to Wellington's Maori history : nga korero mua o te upoko o te ika, devised and written by Kevin Jones. (1985)
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.
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.
Lawlor, Pat. Old Wellington days. (1959)
Includes, Chap. 8. James Cowan and his Wellington place-names pp. 194-216. (based on stories of Rangi Te Puni).
Love, Matene. Heritage trail : Te ara o nga tupuna = The path of our ancestors. .
Mulgan, Alan City of the strait. 1939.
Priestley, Dinah. Old Thorndon. 1988.
Nga Waahi taonga o Te Whanganui-a-Tara : Maori sites inventory. 1995.
Roberts, John H. Te Aro Pa : its significance. 1989.
Roberts, John H. Wesleyan Maori Mission at Te Aro 1839-1877, in, Journal (Wesleyan Historical Society New Zealand), 1990. p. 14-49
Roberts, John H. The Wesleyan Maori Mission in Te Upoko o te Ika, Wellington district, 1839-1885. 1992.
Struthers, John. Miramar peninsula : a historical and social study. Miramar : Struthers, 1975.
Thessman, J. Worser the whaler, in, The Dominion 15 January 1988.
Turton, H. H. An epitome of official documents relative to native affairs and land purchases in the North Island of New Zealand. 1883 [microfilm].
Vol. I, Province of Auckland. Maori deeds of land purchases in the North Island of New Zealand. Vol. II, Provinces of Taranaki, Wellington, and Hawke's Bay. Maori deeds of old private land purchases in New Zealand, from the year 1815 to 1840, with pre-emptive and other claims, together with a list of the old land claims and the report of Mr. Commissioner F. Dillon Bell. Plans of land purchases in the North Island of New Zealand. Vol. I, Province of Auckland. Plans of land purchases in the North Island of New Zealand. Vol. II, Provinces of Taranaki, Wellington, and Hawke's Bay.
Vickers, J. and A. J. Fitchett. Early Brooklyn revisited. 1998.
Wakefield, E. J. Adventure in New Zealand from 1839-1844. Christchurch : Whitcombe & Tombs, 1908.
Ward, L. E. Early Wellington. Auckland : Whitcombe & Tombs, 1928.
Wellington Tenths Trust. GIS mapbook 1st ed. 2004.
Wellington South Coast622.3422 BRO
Brodie, J. W. Terawhiti and the goldfields. Karori Historical Society, 1986.
Maori deeds of old private land purchases in New Zealand, from the year 1815 to 1840. Govt. Printer, 1882. [microfilm]
Morrison, C. Terawhiti. Arty Bee.s Books, 2003.
Nga Waahi taonga o Te Whanganui-a-Tara : Maori sites inventory. Wellington City Council, 
WharekauriKing, Michael. A land apart : the Chatham Islands of New Zealand / text, Michael King ; photographs, Robin Morrison. Auckland, N.Z. : Random Century, 1990.
King, Michael. Moriori : a people rediscovered. Auckland, N.Z. Rev. ed. : Viking, 2000.
993.149 TE MI
Wills Johnson, Te Miria Kate. The people of the Chathams : true tales of the islanders. early days. [Martinborough : GWJ Publications, 1994]
Arapere, Bernadette Roka. Maku ano hei hanga i toku nei whare : hapu dynamics in the Rangitikei area, 1830-1872. 1999.
Broughton, Ruka. The origins of Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi (English translation) Wellington, N.Z. : Dept. of Maori Affairs, 1983
Day, Kelvin. Te Tai Hauauru : Maori tribal carving from the Western District Thesis (MA--Anthropology)--University of Auckland, 1983..
Gilmore, Neville. Kei Pipitea taku kainga, ko Te Matehou te ingoa o taku iwi : The NZ Company Native Reserve scheme, Pipitea, 1839-1888. Thesis (MA)--La Trobe University, 1986.
Keenan, Danny. Haere whakamua, hoki whakamuri, going forward, thinking back : tribal and hapuū perspectives of the past in 19th century Taranaki : a thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History at Massey University. 1994.
McLean, Ronald, William. Dicky Barrett : trader, whaler, interpreter. Thesis (MA--History)--University of Auckland, 1994, 1994
Smith, Ailsa. Taranaki waiata tangi and feelings for place : a thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Lincoln University / by Ailsa Lorraine Smith. 2001.
Smith, Ailsa. Ko Tohu te matua : the story of Tohu Kakahi of Parihaka : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Maori Studies in the University of Canterbury. 1990.
Te Tau Ihu o te Waka
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)
Important Online Links
- Wellington City Libraries Whanganui a Tara Index
- Ngā Tūpuna o Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Vols 1-4. Combined Index.
- Wellington Tenths Trust, Palmerston North Maori Reserve
- Census of Maori population within the Port Nicholson District
- Kemp's return
- Best, Elsdon. Land of Tara and they who settled it
- Best, Elsdon. Porirua and they who settled it
- Early Wellington, by Louis Ward
- Te Ara : the encyclopedia of New Zealand: Wellington early Maori history
- Kete Taranaki
- Kete Taranaki : Taranaki marae and pa
- He kete kōrero : Taranaki reo
- Te Reo o Taranaki : waiata, ngeri, karakia
Tribal history, Poi of Taranaki, links
He Kete Kōrero relating to Taranaki Whānui.
Land of My Ancestors - Darcy Nicholas Artist
3 parts: The tribal history of Taranaki
3 parts: Maori Poi of Taranaki has significance beyond just entertainment value Waka Huia
Waiata Tawhito - 17-03-2010, Puke Ariki Taranaki
te reo o Taranaki digital story
Ta Moko with Rangi Kipa from Cheryl Colan on Vimeo.
Henare Ngaia on Māori greeting
How The Maori Greet People from Jim Sowers on Vimeo.
- Te Reo o Taranaki – Toronga ki wāhi anō
- Te Kahui o Rauru
- Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui
- Te Runanga o Taranaki Iwi
- Te Ati Awa Iwi Authority
- Te Runanga o Ngāti Mutunga
- Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai
- Nga iwi o Taranaki ki Te Tauihu
- Taranaki Iwi/Marae Contacts
- TPK - Taranaki Iwi Contacts
- Ngaruahine Iwi
Bibliography of Taranaki Whānau Whānui
Appendices to the House of Representatives
- G 2B Memorandum by Mr A Mackay on the origin of New Zealand Company's Tenths Native Reserves.
- 1889, G IA Report of the Commission on decisions of Native Land Court in respect of the Ngarara, Porangahau, Mangemaire and Waipiro blocks. Commissioner: H. G. Seth-Smith. (Maori translation G IA)
- 1892, H 7 Report on the Commision of Inquiry into the Purchase of the Polhill Gully Riß e-range.
Alexander Turnbull Library
- Ahipane Marangai of Parihaka, contributor, in, Brookfield Brandon : Legal papers. MS-89-301-5
- Bolton Street Cemetery transcripts, notes and papers by Margaret Alington and others : notes by Lady Fleming on some Maori buried in the Wellington region. MS-Papers-2260-114.
- Bould, Robert, 1808-1875. MS-Papers-1896.
- Cowan, James, 1870-1943. Papers. MS-Papers-0039.
- Cowan, James, 1870-1943. Note book : Ngatiawa notes. MS-Papers-0039-10I.
- Enoka, Hohepa. Deeds and agreements. MS-Papers-6904.11.
- Karena, Mohi, contributor, in, Genealogies of Ngati Haupoto subtribe of Rahotu, Taranaki by Robert Gordon Roy. MS-Papers-4109.
- Matangi, Rawiri, Letter, in, MS-Papers-0083-193, Folder 193.
- Parai, Hemi. Letter to Governor Grey from Hemi Parai, Riria Porutu, Wikitoa Taringa Kuri at Poneke, in, Alexander Francis McDonnell, 1866.1938 : Papers : inward letters in Maori. MS-Papers-0151-01
- Rangihatuake, Minarapa. "Statement 1839", translated by T.G. Hammond. MS-Papers-0385v
- Rangihatuake, Minarapa. Letter to Rev. J. Aldred, 1893, translated by Elsdon Best. MS.1650
- Survey of Native Reserves at Newtown. Map Coll. 832- 799gbbd/Ne/1888/Acc23009.
- Te Kiore, Harata, contributor, in, Notes on the Haukaretu Block Purchase, Upper Hutt by Henry Matthew Stowell. qMs-1928.
- Te Awhitu, Hana, contributor, in, William Hughes Field : Legal and Þ nancial papers. MS-73-128-184.v
- Te Parua, Hakaraia, contributor, in, Church registers of male and female population : letters (fragments). MS.0080-0085B.
- Te Toru, Manihera, Land Assessor, in, Papers concerning Walter Buller, Resident Magistrate. Mar.Jun 1863. MS-Papers.0083-234.
- Waka, Pane, contributor, in, William Hughes Field : Legal andFinancial papers. MS-Papers.73-128-171.
Auckland City Libraries
- The History of the tribes Ngati-Toarangatira, Ngati-Awa-o-Runga-o-te Rangi and Ngati Raukawa by Wiremu Neera Te Kanae, Porirua. Translated by George Graham, Auckland, 20 April 1928. Typescript.
Wellington City Libraries
- Scholefield papers 1939-40
Archives New Zealand : Old Land Claims (1840s)
- 1/635 Tod’s claim Evidence of Te Awakite, Peneha 30 August 1842
- 1/456 Tod’s claim Evidence of Moturoa
- 1/906 Wellington claim
Evidence of Wairarapa, 11 July 1842
Evidence of Mahau 9, September 1842
- 1/908 Nelson claim
Waitangi Tribunal Reports & Research
Te Whanganui-a-Tara me ona takiwa
Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui
Anderson, R. and K. Pickens. Wellington District, Port Nicholson, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Rangitikei and Manawatu. Waitangi Tribunal,1996. (Rangahaua Whanui District Series)
Ballara, A. Translation of Maori Verbatim Evidence Wellington Native Land Court Minute Book, 1H. Waitangi Tribunal, 1998. (Wai 145, J6)
Bauchop, H. Ngati Ira and Rangitane in Te Whanganui-a-Tara to 1865. Waitangi Tribunal, 1997. (Wai 175)
Boast, R. P. Ngati Mutunga and the Chatham Islands : a report to the Waitangi Tribunal. Waitangi Tribunal, 1995. (Wai 65)
Ehrhardt, P. Te Whanganui-a-Tara : customary tenure, 1750-1850. Waitangi Tribunal, 1993. (Research series ; no. 3)
Gilmore, N. The myth of the Overlords : tenure in Whanganui-a-Tara, 1819-1847. Waitangi Tribunal, 1996. (Wai 145, G3)
History of Section 19 Hutt district : The Waiwhetu Block. Waitangi Tribunal, n.d. (Wai 105)
Lawton, T. 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. Waitangi Tribunal, 1998. (Wai 145, K1)
Lawton, T. R. The taking of Waiwhetu Pa for river protection purposes under the Public Works Act, 1908. Waitangi Tribunal, 1997. (Wai 442)
Moore, D. The Wellington Town Belt, 1839-1861. 3 Vols. Waitangi Tribunal, 1998. (Wai 145, K3, K3A, K3B)
Material by Maori from the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1860-1869 / compiled by Evan Morgan and Jane Falloon. Waitangi Tribunal, 1993. (Occasional publication, 1172.3211 ; no. 2)
Pickens, K. The Wellington Tenths, 1873-1896. Wellington. Waitangi Tribunal, 1997. (Wai 145)
Riwaka, Alan. Nga hekenga o Te Atiawa : Waitangi Tribunal report Te Atiawa Manawhenua ki te Tau Ihu Trust,  (Wai 607, 4 July 2000, edited April 2003)
- Walzl, T. The arrival of Ngati Mutunga at Wharekauri. Waitangi Tribunal, n.d. (Wai 65, C37)
- Walzl, T. Chatham Island Maori tribal history to 1870. Waitangi Tribunal, n.d. (Wai 65)
Walzl, T. Ngati Tama in Wellington, 1820-1920. Waitangi Tribunal, 1997. (Wai 145, H7, H7a)
Ward, A. Maori customary interests in the Port Nicholson District, 1820s to 1840s : an overview. Waitangi Tribunal, 1998. (Wai 145)
Wellington Tenths Trust. 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. Vols 1-3. Waitangi Tribunal, 1999. (Wai 145)
Waitangi Tribunal. Te Whanganui a Tara me ona takiwa : report on the Wellington District. Waitangi Tribunal, 2003. (Wai 45)
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