Whakapapa is about people: it is a link to tūpuna, to heritage, to identity. For Māori it is a taonga, and for many it is also tapu.
There are many reasons why people search for
whakapapa was entrusted orally to a member of the
whānau selected to be its
Māori attending a sitting of the Māori Land Court - Lake Taupō, 1914
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