Waiorua Valley, Kapiti Island, showing the approximate site of Te Rauparaha's principal pa, February 1921
Reference Number: PA1-q-002-059
Shows the approximate location of the Ngati Toa fortified pa "Tawhiri-a-Taka" in the Waiorua Valley, Kapiti Island. Adkin mistakenly identified the pa (on the site of the dwelling and shed) as the approximate site of Te Rauparaha's principal pa. However, Te Rauparaha never occupied any part of the northern end of Kapiti Island. The Waiorua (northern block) of Kapiti was properly occupied by the chiefs Te Pehi Kupe, Te Rangihiroa, Te Hiko, Tungia, Pokaitara, Te Tahua Rene and others. Taken by George Leslie Adkin in February 1921.
Adkin album 13, Reference Number PA1-q-002 (20 digitised items)
Adkin, George Leslie :Photographs of New Zealand geology, geography, and the Maori history of Horowhenua, Reference Number PAColl-0844 (165 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Horizontal imageSingle photograph
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service41. Kapiti Island(PFP-002127)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: 59. Waiorua valley shewing approximate site of Te Rauparaha's principal pa during his occupation of the island. Farther up the valley is the site of a much more ancient pa. Another of the old whaling stations was located a little to the south of Waiorua Stm.
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