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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