Story: Take whenua – Māori land tenure
This patu (club), made from whalebone, is known as a patu parāoa. The blade of a patu was known as the rau. This gave rise to the term for conquest, raupatu – land was conquered using the blade of the club.
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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