Rongomaiwahine (deceased) MP

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Death: (Date and location unknown)
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Rongomaiwahine

Rongomaiwahine was the principal ancestor of the people of the Māhia Peninsula. She was ariki tapairu (a woman of very high rank), descended from both Ruawharo, the tohunga of the Tākitimu canoe, and Popoto, commander of the Kurahaupō canoe. Her father was Rapa, and her mother Moekakara.

She married Kahungunu and their love story is an epic in Maori folklore.