Wahawaha, Rapata, -1897

Ropata, Meiha, -1897, Wahawaha, Ropata, -1897

Ngati Porou leader, soldier, farmer, politician and assessor. Died at Gisborne 1 July 1897 aged 90. Given name was Rapata, but later often known as Ropata as this is how his name sounded when spoken by Scotsman Donald McLean who was a correspondent. Ropata preferred the new pronunciation as it did not recall his childhood slavery. See Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 1, 1769-1869, p567-570) for preference with name.

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Letter from Rapata Wahawaha to McLean
Date: 6 Jan 1871 From: McLean, Donald (Sir), 1820-1877 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0032-0695A-06 Description: Quantity: 1 piece (3 pages on 1 leaf).
Date: 1957-1974 Ref: 77-014-1/07 Description: Papers relating to various Maori waka including Arawa, Aratawhao and Horouta. Also includes waiata such as Paikea, Te Ope Tuatahi [Te Hokowhitu Toa] composed...
Date: 1871 - 1883 From: Maori Purposes Fund Board : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0189-B050 Description: Contains cosmological notes about creation and the activities of various demi-gods, including Maui, Tawhaki, Rata and Uenuku, leading to the creation of vari...
From: White, John, 1826-1891 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0075-079 Description: Assorted whakapapa mostly from Ngati Porou and Ngati Kahungunu with some additional whakapapa for Ngati Whatua/ Te Roroa. Strong focus on descent from Tiki M...
Date: 1905 By: Wilson, George Henry, 1832-1905 Ref: MS-Papers-2738 Description: Tokomaru pa Quantity: 1 folder(s) (7 leaves). 0.01 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Ms
Date: 1885-1896 From: Ngata, Apirana Turupa (Sir), 1874-1950 : Further papers Ref: MS-Papers-7575-101 Description: Contains tribal history and whakapapa relating to Ngati Korowai and Ngati Porou Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physical Description: Mss
Ropata Wahawaha
Date: 1880s Ref: 1/2-073326-F Description: Formal head and shoulders portrait of Ropata Wahawaha. He may be wearing a military uniform. Taken by an unidentified photographer during the 1880s. Quant...
Date: [1897-1920] From: Cowan, James, 1870-1943 : Papers Ref: fMS-Papers-11310-137 Description: Clippings from notebook [MS-Papers-11310-136] relating to Cowan's research and writing interests. Arrangement: From 41 in original listing. These clippings...
Undated letter from Ropata to McLean
Date: [ca 1850-1869] From: McLean, Donald (Sir), 1820-1877 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0032-0702N-06 Description: Quantity: 1 piece (2 pages on 1 leaf).
Undated letter from Ropata to McLean
Date: [ca 1850-1869] From: McLean, Donald (Sir), 1820-1877 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0032-0702N-07 Description: Quantity: 1 piece (1 page on 1 leaf).