The Pou Whenua of Ngāmamaku-Wī Parana

This video tells the story of the Pou Whenua of Ngamamaku-Wī Parana, which can be seen on the track at Mārahau. Ngāmamaku-Wī Parana was a Mārahau Chief of Te Ātiawa. He was one of the founding fathers of Te Tauihu. The story is told by his descendants Ropata Taylor and Ngawaina Joy Shorrock.  In the year 1934, Ngāmamaku was the resident Chief  in Mārahau. He was respected and admired by both Māori and Pākehā and was recognised as a leader of people and a spiritual servant of the people.

Video by Robyn Janes/Media Fix


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