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Title: History and traditions of the Maoris of the west coast, North Island of New Zealand prior to 1840
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Smith, Stephenson Percy, 1840-
Subjects: Maori (New Zealand people)
Publisher: New Plymouth, N.Z. Printed for the Society by T. Avery
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto


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clearfrom the names of the chiefs mentioned above that there were peopleright away from Onaero to the Sugar-loaf Islands included within thegarrison, and some of these people had returned home from Kapitiafter the fall of Kaiapohia (near Christchurch), in 1831. The Waikato taua was under the chiefs Te Where where, Waharoa(of Ngati-Haua, Upper Thames), Hau-pokia, Tariki, Tao-nui (of UpperMokau), Te Tihi-rahi (of Waipa), Te Pae-tahuna, Te Kanawa, Kaihau(of Ngati-Te-Ata), and Tu-korehu (also of Waipa, Kawhia, etc.) The * I have been unable to ascertain when Barretts companions returned to theirhomes at Nga-Motu; but it is certain that they were not there in April, 1834, aswe shall see. In fact, it seems probable that they did not again occupy Motu-roauntil after the year 1840, though Barrett himself came back with Colonel Wakefield,and landed there in November, 1839. t In ** Nga-Moteatea, page 106, will be found a song by this man: but ithas, apparently, nothing to do with these events.

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o 03O?-^ I :io HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE TARANAKI COAST. 499 latter, who was the celebrated warrior so often mentioned in thisnarrative, was an enormous man, distinguished (according to myinformant) by a profusion of grey hairs hanging down from his chestlike a garment. The taua occupied the point of land on which isnow the Harbour light, opposite the island and the adjacent shores, andkept up a musketry fire on the pa, but with little or no result. Theplace was too strong to take by assault; so the invaders sat down tostarve out the garrison. Watene Taungatara says they were a wholeyear before Miko-tahi was taken, but probably this is far too long aperiod. The garrison would have been starved into submission in novery long time had it not been for canoes from the Taranaki tribe tothe south and also from Waitara to the north, which, taking advantageof calm weather and dark nights, managed from time to time to conveysupplies to the garrison, the canoes landing on the rocks outside


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