The following timeline shows some of the known and clearly recorded and acknowledged history of Moriori.

There may be some that would disagree with some of the facts as presented here. Generally those that do disagree do so for one of the following reasons:

  • uninformed and possibly ignorant of the details
  • bought up to believe the myths that Moriori never existed
  • they stand to gain from the continued disenfranchisement of Moriori
  • lack of cultural sympathy for others (bias/racism)

All of the data and facts presented here are available in numerous places in the public domain. To provide a complete bibliography of all sources used would be pointless.