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Articles

Go-betweens

  • Go-betweens

    An important feature of early cross-cultural contact in New Zealand was the role of intermediaries (kaiwhakarite) who acted as go-betweens – people from one culture who lived within the other culture and helped bridge the gap between the two.

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  • Page 2 - Pākehā-MāoriEuropeans who settled in Māori communities and adopted a Māori lifestyle were described as 'Pākehā-Māori'

A sense of place: Layers of history

Biographies

  • Ngātata, Wiremu Tako

    Te Āti Awa leader Wiremu Tako Ngātata was one of the first Māori members of the Legislative Council. Here he opposed legislation threatening Māori possession of land.

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  • Parata, Wiremu Te Kākākura

    Elected to Parliament as the member for Western Māori in 1871, Wiremu Parata, took part in several high-profile court claims over Māori land.

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  • Te Rangitake

    Te Ati Awa leader Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke's refusal to give up his land at Waitara led to the outbreak of the Taranaki War. In later life joined the pacifist community at Parihaka.

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  • Te Whiti-o-Rongomai III, Erueti

    Te Whiti was a Taranaki leader and prophet. A resistance movement based at Parihaka was led by him and Tohu Kākahi. Te Whiti was arrested following the infamous raid on Parihaka by Armed Constabulary in 1881.

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  • Tohu Kākahi

    The prophet Tohu Kākahi of Te Āti Awa helped led the peaceful resistance movement at Parihaka. He was arrested by Armed Constabulary in 1881 and held without trial until 1883.

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  • Ellison, Thomas Rangiwahia

    Tom Ellison was captain of NZ's first official rugby team in 1893. He invented the wing forward position and in 1903 wrote one of the game's first coaching manuals.

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  • Te Ua Haumēne

    In 1862 Te Ua Haumēne established a new religion, Hauhau based on the principle of pai marire – goodness and peace. Most settlers viewed Hauhau as a anti-European religion that became synonymous with ‘violence, fanaticism and barbarism’.

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  • Reeves, Paul Alfred

    Sir Paul Reeves was Archbishop of New Zealand and in 1985 became this country's first Māori governor-general.

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  • Main image: Wi Tako

    Wiremu Tako Ngatata (Wi Tako), circa 1870s. Photograph taken by Batt & Richards.