Ngā Tohuwhenua Mai Te Rangi: A New Zealand Archeology in Aerial Photographs
One Tree Hill, Maungakiekie, Auckland City
The soft scoria slopes of the volcanic cones have been extensively terraced. The scarps were probably defensive while the upper flat areas held houses, storage pits and other living space. A ditch and bank has been constructed on the level ridge immediately to the left of the tihi (summit platform) where the obelisk has been erected. The broad lower terraces in the foreground and at right were probably for gardens which would have spread well out into the built-up areas of today.