84, 86, 118 Koutunui Road, Athenree
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
9th November 1981
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).
Western Bay of Plenty District
Bay of Plenty Region
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
The pa and midden sites are located on the Athenree headland overlooking the Waiau River estuary at the western end of the Tauranga Harbour.
Situated at northwestern end of Tauranga Harbour overlooking the estuary of the Waiau River.
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.
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.
Public NZAA Number
26th April 1982
Report Written By
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.
Citation added to database 27 April 2011 (RO).
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