Te Pareihe

Te Pareihe of Ngati Te Whatu-i-apiti in Heretaunga (Hawke's Bay) began his career as a war leader in the early nineteenth century. He was also known as Pareihe Kai-a-te-kokopu and...

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Te Purewa

Te Purewa was born at Whaitiripapa, in the valley of Rūātoki. His date of birth is unknown. When he was young he was also known as Te Oripa, but this name is rarely used. Te...

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Russell, Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton Russell was born at Napier, New Zealand, on 23 February 1868 to Katherine Sarah Tinsley and her husband, Andrew Hamilton Russell, who with his brother William...

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Te Puni-kokopu, Honiana

Hōniana, as he was known in his youth, belonged to Ngāti Te Whiti and Ngāti Tāwhirikura hapū of Te Āti Awa. His descent was distinguished. His father was Rerewha-i-te-rangi, whose...

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McKenzie, John

Sometime in May 1845 the five-year-old John McKenzie was woken by his father before dawn and marched off on a 16-mile walk to the small Presbyterian church at Croick in eastern...

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Russell, Thomas

Thomas Russell was arguably the outstanding commercial figure in nineteenth century New Zealand. He is said to have been born in Cork, Ireland, in 1830, the son of Thomas Russell...

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Te Hāpuku

Te Hāpuku, sometimes called Te Ika-nui-o-te-moana, was born in the late eighteenth century. He was a leader of Ngāti Te Whatuiāpiti. Kinship links within Ngāti Kahungunu,...

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Te Rangihaeata

Te Rangihaeata, born probably in the 1780s in the Kāwhia district, was a leader of Ngāti Toa. His hapū included Ngāti Kimihia to which he was kin through his mother, Waitohi, who...

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