Kapiti Pita

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  • "The History of the ‘Horouta’ Canoe and the Introduction of the Kumara into New Zealand." Written by Mohi Turei, dictated by Pita Kapiti. Journal of the Polynesian Society 21 (Dec 1912): 152-163. English trans. only.
  • Editorial notes precede and follow this account and state that the text came from a book belonging to Samuel Locke which contained the following inscription: ‘This book belongs to Mr. Locke, and was written by me, Mohi Turei Tongaroapeau, of Waipu.’ Locke adds ‘The matter written in this book was at the dictation of an old Tohunga, Pita Kapiti.’


  • Taylor, C. R. H. A Bibliography of Publications on the New Zealand Māori and the Moriori of the Chatham Islands. Oxford: Clarendon, Oxford UP, 1972. 88.