Bastion Point seen from the fishing pier jutting out into the Waitematā Harbour.
Lower Northland Peninsula
The entrance to Ōrākei Marae
A marae on Takaparawhau in the 1890s.
Lower Northland Peninsula
The Michael Joseph Savage Memorial
Bastion Point activist campaign at Nambassa alternatives festival 1981.
Grave and memorial near Bastion Point.
The entrance to Ōrākei Marae, the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

Takaparawhau / Bastion Point is a coastal piece of land in Ōrākei, Auckland, New Zealand, overlooking the Waitematā Harbour.

- Bastion Point

Takaparawhau / Bastion Point is a coastal piece of land in Ōrākei.

- Ōrākei

Takaparawhau / Bastion Point is the location of Ōrākei Marae and its Tumutumuwhenua wharenui (meeting house) is a traditional tribal meeting ground for the Ngāti Whātua iwi (tribe) and their Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngā Oho, Te Taoū and Te Uri hapū (sub-tribes).

- Ōrākei

On 20 March 1840 in the Manukau Harbour area where Ngāti Whātua farmed, paramount chief Apihai Te Kawau signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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Ngāti Whātua came to national prominence in the 1970s in a dispute over vacant land at Bastion Point, a little way east of the Auckland city centre, adjoining the suburb of Ōrākei.

- Ngāti Whātua

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The entrance to Ōrākei Marae, the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

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Auckland-based Māori hapū in New Zealand.

Auckland-based Māori hapū in New Zealand.

The entrance to Ōrākei Marae, the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
The entrance to Ōrākei Marae, the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

Together with Te Uri-o-Hau, Te Roroa and Te Taoū, it comprises the iwi (tribe) of Ngāti Whātua.

The 700-acre Ōrākei block was all that remained.

In the 1970s Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei played a leading role in a dispute over vacant land at Bastion Point / Takaparawhau, east of the Auckland city centre, adjoining the suburb of Ōrākei.