Te Ātiawa iwi exhibition
Exhibition now closed
February 1998 – August 1999
Maori; People and history
Te Ātiawa discussed the legends of the very early people named Te Kāhui Maunga (the Assembly of Mountains) and their association with Te Upoko o Te Ika a Māui (the south of the North Island).
It looked at the nineteenth century, when Taranaki travelled south to the Wellington area, and told of the mix of tribes from Tai Hauāuru (the west coast) and the rise to prominence of Te Ātiawa leaders in the land sales of 1840, when ninety per cent of the land in Port Nicholson (Pōneke) was sold to the New Zealand Company.