Photographs by Crawford, William Fitzgerald

Photos courtesy of Tairaawhiti Museum:

Where once Te Poho Oo Rukupo stood at Pakirikiri

Haka … Pakirikiri Marae 1887
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Pakirikiri

Te Wherowhero lagoon… Te Kuri Aa Paoa on the right

Te Wherowhero Lagoon features in the earliest histories of traditional accounts and was a place and resource well known to the earliest tipuna.

It is said that Hinehakirirangi of the Horouta waka named the lagoon and the surrounding areas.

Ngaati Kaipoho benefited from the abundance of kaimoana, along the swampy edges of the lagoon. 

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