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Gilfillan, John Alexander, 1793-1864 :Wai-Kanae Pa and Kapiti. [Before 1847]

Reference Number: PUBL-0066-141

The mouth of the Waikanae River showing a fenced pa (Kenakena) with a large number of buildings. The large building with peaked roof is believed to be the first Maori Missionary church built by Bishop Octavius Hadfield. Kapiti Island is visible in the background

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1 image, related to John Alexander Gilfillan, Thomas William Downes, Waikanae Pa, Kenakena Pa, Waikanae, Kapiti Island, Ngati Toa, Te Ati Awa ki Waikanae and Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Downes, Thomas William :Old Whanganui. Hawera, W. A. Parkinson, 1915, Reference Number PUBL-0066 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s)Photolithograph, sepia. Single art work

Historical Notes: According to evidence given in the Native Land Court (Otaki Minute Book 10, Ngarara Hearing. 1890) the Kenakena pa, which stood at the mouth of the Waikanae river, was built by the Ngati Toa chiefs Te Rangihiroa and Te Hiko o te Rangi after the tribe consolidated their position on the Kapiti coast following their historic migration from Kawhia. The Ngati Toa later settled Te Ati Awa at Waikanae and it was during this period that the Kenakena pa and surrounding district was associated with Wi Kingi Te Rangitaake (aka Te Whiti).

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