White, John, 1826-1891

Waiti, Hone, 1826-1891, Waiti, Parata, 1826-1891, White, Hoani, 1826-1891

Scholar, writer, linguist, public servant. Arrived in New Zealand with his family in 1835. Son of Wesleyan missionaries, Francis White (1800-1877) and Jane née Angus (1799-1868). The family settled at Mata in Hokianga. In 1851 he became secretary and translater for George Grey. Later positions included officer in the Land Purchase Department, acting Assistant Native Secretary, and Resident Magistrate (in Wanganui). He edited the 'Te Wananga' from 1874 to 1878 and Between 1879 and 1890 White researched, compiled and published "The Ancient History of the Maori", 6 volumes. However, the continuation of the project was cut short when the government of the day dropped the project from its estimates. White died the following year.

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To John White from Arama Karaka, at Waima
Date: 26 May 1859 From: McDonnell, Alexander Francis, 1866-1938 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0151-08-14 Description: Quantity: 1 leaf (2 pages). Physical Description: Ms
To Donald McLean from Arama Karaka, at Waima; transcribed by John White
Date: 9 Mar 1859 From: McDonnell, Alexander Francis, 1866-1938 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0151-08-11 Description: Quantity: 1 leaf (3 pages). Physical Description: Ms transcript
To John White from Arama Karaka, at Waima
Date: 30 Apr 1859 From: McDonnell, Alexander Francis, 1866-1938 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0151-08-13 Description: Quantity: 1 leaf (1 page). Physical Description: Ms
Date: 1891 By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: A-256-026 Description: A small chapel close to the beach, looking out into the Bay, with small canoes and islands. Extended Title - From White, John. Ancient history of the Maori...
Date: 5 Jun 1846-22 Dec 1850 By: White, John, 1826-1891 Ref: qMS-2201 Description: Relationship complexity - Typescript at qMS-2203 includes additional ms documents, Government warrant and certificates, and photographs inserted in back Qua...
Date: 1846-1850, 1858-1860 By: White, John, 1826-1891 Ref: qMS-2203 Description: Includes Journal of survey of the Scrip and other land claims in Hokianga, Oct 1858 (pp 260-288). Plus additional manuscript documents, Government warrants a...
Date: 30 Oct 1858-Apr 1860 By: White, John, 1826-1891 Ref: MS-2379 Description: Diary of White's activities on land claims in the Hokianga area; includes accounts at rear of volume Source of title - Transcribed Quantity: 1 volume(s) (c...
Date: 1846-1850, 1858-1860 By: White, John, 1826-1891 Ref: qMS-2202 Description: Includes index Relationship complexity - This typescript is identical to qMS-2203 except it does not contain the index Quantity: 1 volume(s) (288 pages). ...
John White, Hori Kingi Te Anaua and Te Ua Haumene
Date: [ca 1860-1866] Ref: PA2-2856 Description: Translator John White with Hori Kingi te Anaua and Te Ua Haumene, the founder and prophet of the Hauhau church. Taken circa 1860-1866. Photographer unidentif...
Letter from Rapata Wahawaha to McLean (with translation)
Date: May 1872 From: McLean, Donald (Sir), 1820-1877 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0032-0696B-1 Description: Letter written from Auckland. Includes a translation by John White of Ropata's letter explaining meanings of words in discussion at a meeting in July. Quan...
To John White from Hone Ri Ngahu at Waima
Date: 18 Nov 1851 From: McDonnell, Alexander Francis, 1866-1938 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0151-07-09 Description: Quantity: 1 leaf (4 pages). Physical Description: Ms
[Creator unknown] :[Waitara district, showing pas in the occupation of Ihaia and his allies, also Wiremu Kingi] [ms map]. [1859?]
Date: 1859 By: White, John, 1826-1891 Ref: MapColl-832.2hkcmf/[1859?]/Acc.699 Description: Manuscript map of the Waitara District, Taranaki, depicting the pa sites occupied by Ihaia and his allies (coloured pink) and those occupied by Wiremu Kingi ...
To John White from Witana Papahia, Te Wai etc, at Hokianga
Date: 11 Nov 1858 From: McDonnell, Alexander Francis, 1866-1938 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0151-08-09 Description: Quantity: 1 leaf (2 pages). Physical Description: Ms
To John White from Arama Karaka at Tihorewaru
Date: 8 Sep 1854 From: McDonnell, Alexander Francis, 1866-1938 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0151-07-16 Description: Quantity: 1 leaf (2 pages). Physical Description: Ms
Date: 1940 From: Maori Purposes Fund Board : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0189-159 Description: Contains notes compiled by Ngata from White's `The Ancient History of the Maori' about Ngati Porou placenames and their derivations Relationship complexity ...
Dickson, Elwin Brodie, 1828-1891 :Tracing of geological sketch map of Auckland district by C Heaphy. Scale - 1 inch to the mile [ms map]. [ca. 1858]
Date: 1858 By: Dickson, Elwin Brodie, 1828-1891; Hochstetter, Christian Gottlieb Ferdinand von, 1829-1884; Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 Ref: MapColl-832.12caq/[ca.1858]/Acc.3299-3300 Description: Tracing of Auckland district, with no text; has some dotted lines and circles probably depicting volcanoes. Sheet 2 incorrectly glued to backing board so th...
Date: 1865 By: White, John, 1826-1891 Ref: MS-2377 Description: Brief entries while acting as Resident Magistrate in Wanganui and as Special Commissioner for the completion of outstanding land purchases based in Auckland....
Date: 1913-1982 From: Alexander Turnbull Library : Maori Manuscripts Librarian working notes Ref: MS-Papers-6373-48 Description: Holograph index notes by Michael Reilly of the John White papers, B series, primarily Maori letters. Copy of manuscript in the hand of Elsdon Best, `How the ...
To John White from Hone Ri Ngahu at Waima
Date: 23 Mar 1851 From: McDonnell, Alexander Francis, 1866-1938 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0151-07-07 Description: Quantity: 1 leaf (3 pages). Physical Description: Ms
Date: 1860-1863 From: Auckland Public Library : Copies of selected volumes from their New Zealand Mss Collection Ref: MSY-1866 Description: Memorandum in Maori of proceedings at various native gatherings in the Wanganui district with precis of speeches Quantity: 1 volume(s). Physical Descriptio...