Ngāi Tahu – Cultural Mapping Project

Map Stories

Discover maps of traditional Ngāi Tahu place names

This collection of historical maps of Ngāi Tahu place names provides a unique window into Ngāi Tahu history. This rich collection of maps allow you to see the landscape as experienced by them. Denoting place names and histories, these maps are the foundation for Kā Huru Manu. Here you will learn about the distinctive story behind each map and the Ngāi Tahu tūpuna who have recorded these place names for future generations.