Te Rauparaha sketch

Te Rauparaha sketch

This 1847 sketch of Te Rauparaha is by William Bambridge. The elderly chief is wearing a naval uniform he was given after his arrest and detention in Auckland in 1846.

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Posted: 31 Aug 2015

Hi Brett - thanks for this. We have a Treaty signatory page for Wiremu Te Awa-i-tāia which links off to a full biography on Te Ara: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/3-18 Regards, Jamie Mackay

Brett McCardle

Posted: 27 Aug 2015

really good to see these articles etc.
I think you should add the life-story of the Raglan Ngati Mahanga chief Te-Awa-i-taia to the above lists. (the best authentic photo of him is with his taiaha.)
He was a chief of much influence and respected by both peoples. He was a fierce warror in the old ways and much respected and feared. He became a Christian in about 1835 renouncing the old ways and trying to make peace where-ever he could. Governor Grey attended his tangi in 1866.
This man should not be forgotten