Te Pā o Te Toata

A small fortified pā built on a point of land defended on two sides by the river whilst the other was palisaded by the Muaupoko tribe after they were attacked by the Ngati Toa tribe under the chief Te Rangihaeata. Located on the upper reaches of the Waikanae river. The name is said to commemorate Toata the last Muaupoko killed by the Ngati Toa in the Waikanae district.

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Part of course of the Waikanae River showing site of Pa-o-toata
Date: [1938-1944] From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 : Ethnological notebooks Ref: MS-Papers-6061-05-10 Description: Survey commenced 6 Jun 1938, completed 11 Mar 1944 Quantity: 1 map(s). Physical Description: Colour map
Maori place-names of New Zealand (vol 4)
Date: [1930-1940] From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 : Ethnological notebooks Ref: MS-Papers-6061-05 Description: Contents comprise Great Island, Three Kings group; Poor Knights Islands; Tuhua (Mayor Island); Waikanae-Reikorangi area; Pa-o-Toata, Waikanae River; Kapiti I...
View of the site of former Pa-o-Toata on the Waikanae River
Date: 6 June 1938 From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 :Photographs of New Zealand geology, geography, and the Maori history of Horowhenua Ref: PA1-f-005-439 Description: View of the site of the former Pa-o-Toata, a toungue of land above the Waikanae River within the Tararua Range. Kapiti Coast District, Wellington Region, Ne...