Whakapapa guide

Rakau whakapapa (genealogy staff Te Arawa style)Rarangi Take - Contents

Most books can be borrowed from the Ngā Pounamu Māori collection, but to ensure there will always be a copy to view, the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre copy is for reference only.
Many iwi whakapapa are treated as taonga and shelved separately.
Your library card or other current ID is required to use these.


To Terry Ryan, Manager of the Whakapapa Unit, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for his support and encouragement. Tēnā koe Terry mo au tautoko mo te kaupapa nei.

To Grace Voller of Te Toi Mana Art Gallery for the design concept of our new Māori logo 'Kowhaiwhai Piko Matauranga' incorporated in the logos used in these pages. This logo will be used to identify our Māori services and resources.

To Mrs Enid Ellis for her invaluable assistance in preparation for the Whakapapa booklet.

Tēnā koutou āku hoa

Haneta Pierce
Māori Resources Librarian

Whakapapa - a guide to resources held in the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre