Pa

84, 86, 118 Koutunui Road, Athenree

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    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust.
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    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Date: 6/12/1980.
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    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Date: 11/12/1981.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 6324 Date Entered 9th November 1981

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Extent of List Entry

Registration comprises the archaeological site known as Pa (U13/46) on Lot 1 DPS 57503 (CT SA47B/549), Lot 13 DPS 68065 (SA54C/547), Lot 11 DPS 72651 (SA58B/921), Lot 15 DPS 85953 (CT SA67D/780), South Auckland Land District (refer to map on Archaeological Site Land Title Form for further information).

City/District Council

Western Bay of Plenty District

Region

Bay of Plenty Region

Legal description

Lot 1 DPS 57503 (CT SA47B/549), Lot 13 DPS 68065 (SA54C/547), Lot 11 DPS 72651 (SA58B/921), Lot 15 DPS 85953 (CT SA67D/780), South Auckland Land District

Location description

The pa and midden sites are located on the Athenree headland overlooking the Waiau River estuary at the western end of the Tauranga Harbour.

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Setting

Situated at northwestern end of Tauranga Harbour overlooking the estuary of the Waiau River.

Archaeological Features

Transverse and lateral ditch and bank, one major terrace, shell midden. Test excavations and examination of eroding sections showed rectangular and bell-shaped pits, cultivated soil, and obsidian flakes. Cultural remains 500 years old were found and the site was occupied at least three times after its defences were built. Comparison with other pa sites showed that it is the oldest pa in the Athenree district and the site most often occupied.

Assessment

Because it is the oldest site in the Athenree district and the pa most often occupied, it is the site likely to contain the most complete record of the prehistory of the Athenree district.

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Construction Dates

Public NZAA Number

U13/46

Completion Date

26th April 1982

Report Written By

Bruce McFadgen

Information Sources

New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT)

New Zealand Historic Places Trust

Bruce McFadgen, Report on sites N53/77, 79, 80, Athenree District, Bay of Plenty, NZHPT initial report', 1981.

Other Information

Citation added to database 27 April 2011 (RO).

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.