History book 01 Origins and early occupation in the Wairarapa

In: History, Rangitāne Publications, Resources

Source: Produced by Rangitāne o Wairarapa with the help of Te Puni Kokiri.

Written by: This book is one in a series of four written about the histories and whakapapa of Rangitāne people who have lived in the Wairarapa. The series includes [1] Origins, [2] Tupuna, [3] Ngāti Hāmua and [4] Te Tapere Nui o Whatonga.

Rangitāne people have lived continuously in the Wairarapa region for 28 generations or some 7-800 years.

Beginning with founding ancestors Kupe and Whatonga, they and their descendants have built up a rich history that is found in oral accounts, written records and of course in the names across the landscape.

Within these pages are origin stories of Rangitāne o Wairarapa. There is also information on where and how early Rangitāne people lived.