Atiu: An Island Community

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Kia orana to the review writer, yes it is good to have your korero re this puka, inaara do you realise that all these tumu korero are well respected educators of their time from the Island of Atiu although some of these orators have now passed away. It may pay to look into your own background, An Atiu native reading your review who was born and bred here find this very upsetting and insulting. If you the reviewer find that some of the wordings are misinterpreted you have a go at rewriting these misinterpreted words.
For education purposes I personally find it quite interesting and mind blowing, my mokopuna will be very grateful when they start to research their grandfather's akapapa. I am in awe of these great tumu korero, we have few narrators and orators alive that can narrate what they have written for us and generations to come, their wealth and knowledge has been collated it this puka, Meitaki.
 

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Re: Atiu tribal titles extended Mauke Island
Teau Ariki and Tamuela Ariki were never representatives of Rongomatane Ariki of Atiu. Teau and Tamuera are direct descendents of Uke Ariki. Uke Ariki
was the discoverer of Akatokamanava, now called Mauke; he and his followers were the first settlers of the island. Rongomatane upon conquering Mauke installed Tararo to oversee the island.
This erroneous information is unforgiving as people undertaking research about the two islands may assume the data provided in this book is correct. This book should have been thoroughly proofed and edited prior to publication. I refuse to read this book any further.
Puna Karati
Email: puna.karati@gmail.com
 

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