Map showing Sinclair Wetlands

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In the early 18th century, local chief Tukiauau and his Ngāti Mamoe iwi, pursued by Ngāi Tahu, took temporary refuge on Whakaraupuka (Ram Island) setting up their campsite (nohoaka). His name remains attached to the wetlands, while the swamp complex remained an important food basket and precious place (taonga) for later peoples.

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