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Legends of the Maori

Pomare’s Genealogy

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Pomare’s Genealogy

THE following whakapapa or genealogical list gives the direct descent of Sir Maui Pomare from Polynesian ancestors, going back to a period about eight hundred years ago. The first eight names of the whakapapa are those of successive chiefs who lived in Tahiti. The celebrated Kaihamu, whose wife was Tuparahaki, is sixteenth on the list; the romantic story of this pair of ancestors is given in this history. Each name on the list represents a generation, equivalent to a period of twenty-five years.

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Genealogy of the Chieftainess Tuparahaki.
(Aotea and Tainui Lines.)