Te Rauparaha, 1770?-1849

Maui Potiki, 1770?-1849, Rauparaha, 1770?-1849

Ngati Toa leader. Thought to have been born in the 1760-70s. Te Rauparaha was the youngest son of Werawera (Ngati Toa) and his second wife Parekowhatu (Ngati Raukawa). According to Ngati Toa traditions he was born at the time of the battle of Hingakaka in the late 18th century. In his youth he was the arms bearer of the Ngati Raukawa chief Hape-ki-tua-rangi. When Hape was on his death bed he asked who would succeed him, only Te Rauparaha responded. He became a leading military and political figure in the affairs of the Ngati Toa early in his life and it was on his counsel that Ngati Toa decided to abandon their ancestral lands at Kawhia and migrate to Kapiti in the early 1820s. Te Rauparaha died at Otaki on the 27 November 1849. He was survived by his son Tamihana and granddaughter Te Uira. See DNZB, (vol 1, 1769-1869, p504-507)

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Date: 6 Jun 1847 From: Bambridge, William, 1819-1879 : Diary Description: Sketch by William Bambridge of Te Rauparaha with the annotation "The celebrated southern chief Te Rauparaha. A sketch work of him during his visit to the col...
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Date: 1930 - 1820 - 1939 Description: Te Rauparaha in the centre of a marae speaking to his people. Hills in the background and the palisades of a pa to the right. Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). ...
Date: 27 November 1968 From: Dominion post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers Description: Actor Don Selwyn brandishing Te Rauparaha's sword photographed by an Evening Post staff photographer 27 November 1968. The sword was from the Dominion Museu...
Date: 1894, 1916, 1898-1919, n d Description: Letters from Sir James Carroll (1894), T W Downes re Te Rauparaha's song, `Ka mate, ka mate' (n d), W F Jacob (1916) and C Lewis (1898-1919) Quantity: 1 fo...
Date: 1920-1932 From: Alexander Turnbull Library (Wellington) : Correspondence files Description: Names of selected correspondents entered in Name field. Others are: R Le Compte, Timaru, 1923; Norah Lee, 1927; Lee Mackie Harker & McKay (Waipawa) re estate...