1. (personal name) (1932- ) Te Whakatōhea; teacher, academic and writer. Educated at St Peter's Māori College, Auckland Teachers' College and the University of Auckland. Completed his PhD in 1970. Appointed Associate Professor of Māori Studies in the Anthropology Department in 1986 and Professor of Māori Studies in 1993 at Auckland University. As well as numerous papers and chapters in books, Professor Walker has published five books.
1. (personal name) atua of the sky and husband of Papa-tū-ā-nuku, from which union originate all living things.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 39-42;)
1. (personal noun) a migration canoe - the crew of this canoe from Hawaiki are claimed as ancestors by Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Ranginui.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 31;)
1. (personal name) atua of war and humans - also known as Tūkāriri and other names, he was one of the offspring of Ranginui and Papatūānuku who wanted to kill his parents for not letting the sun shine on their children. Sometimes hyphenated, i.e. Tū-mata-uenga.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)
Ko te māoritanga o ngā ingoa o ēnei tamariki a Rangi rāua ko Papa: Ko Tangaroa, he ika; ko Rongomātāne, ko te kūmara; ko Haumiatiketike, ko te aruhe; ko Tānemahuta, ko te rākau, ko te manu; ko Tāwhirimātea, ko te hau; ko Tūmatauenga, ko te tangata (KO 16/9/1886:6). / The explanation of the names of these children of Rangi and Papa is: Tangaroa is fish; Rongomātāne is kūmara; Haumiatiketike is fernroot; Tānemahuta is trees and birds; Tāwhirimātea is wind; Tūmatauenga is humans.