Kōrero: Ngā pakanga o Aotearoa

Te pā i Ōhaeawai (3 o 4)

Te pā i Ōhaeawai

He whakaahua tēnei nā Cyprian Bridge e whakaatu ana i te pā maioro i hangaia e Te Ruki Kawiti ki te pā o Pene Taui, e whā kiromita mai i Ōhaeawai. E rua, e toru rānei ngā pekerangi e whai tūwatawata ana me ngā awarua. Kei waho ko tētahi pakitara harakeke (e kitea ana i te whakaahua) i āhei ai te wero i ngā pū ki waenganui i ngā harakeke, engari ka ārai anō ngā harakeke i ngā kariri. He pūrepo anō ā ngā Māori, engari inā noa atu te tokomaha o ngā hōia o Kānara Henry Despard e 600 tōpū. I muri i te kotahi wiki o te pahū i te pā ka tuku a Despard i te kōkiri, arā i te 1 o Hūrae 1845. Engari ka turakina rātou e ngā Māori. E 41 ngā Pākehā i mate, me te tokoiti toa Māori. I te 10 o Hūrae ka whakarērea te pā i te pō.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Pencil and watercolour sketch by Cyprian Bridge

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Danny Keenan, 'Ngā pakanga o Aotearoa - Ngā Pakanga i te Tai Tokerau, tau 1845-46', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/37839/te-pa-i-ohaeawai (accessed 13 November 2019)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017