The original Ngāi Tahu kaumātua, alive in 1848, are listed in a publication referred to as the blue book.
The blue book is divided into five regional sections. Each section is arranged alphabetically and the 1848 kaumātua have been assigned a number from 1 to 1338. It is important all of your 1848 kaumātua are recorded so that Papatipu Rūnanga voting lists are accurate.
Listed below are the 1848 kaumātua we currently have on record for you. If you believe the list is incomplete please contact the Ngāi Tahu Contact Centre on 0800 WHAI RAWA (0800 942 472).