Some Tribal History of Auckland:
Learn about the history of our suburb with Whaea Jane’s research:
Nga Uri O Nga Iwi have a classroom called Te Hononga O Ngā Wai, The Meeting of the Waters.
Here are the Maori names for the waters and place names of our neighbourhood:
Owairaka (Mt Albert)
Maungawhau (Mt Eden)
Maungawha was an important Waiohua pa site inhabited by Huakaiwaka, the paramount chief and progenitor of Waiohua and grandfather of Kiwi Tamaki. It was an important pa and garden site.
Te Tātua A Riukiuta (Three Kings)
Ruikiuta, a Tainui crew member (or possibly an early descendant of a crew member) is a tupuna of Ngāti Tamaoho. He settled at Three Kings and married descendants from the three waka, Te Arawa, Tainui and Ngati Awa.
Wai a te Ao: Ao’s Creek (Motions Creek)
Te Waiorea (The Waters of the Eel)
Waititiko (Meola Creek)
Te Tokaroa (Meola Reef)
Waitemata: The Harbour