Story: Te Wharepōuri, Te Kakapi-o-te-rangi

Te Wharepōuri

Te Wharepōuri

One of two chiefs who sold land to the New Zealand Company for the Wellington settlement in 1839, Te Wharepōuri was renowned as a warrior and an orator. The mere he gestures with remains in the possession of descendants.

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How to cite this page:

Angela Ballara. 'Te Wharepōuri, Te Kakapi-o-te-rangi', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2021)