Kōrero: Ngā pakanga o Aotearoa

Te wāhi tārona o Carl Volkner, 1870

Te wāhi tārona o Carl Volkner, 1870

He mihinare a Te Wākana (Carl Volkner) mō te Kāhui Karakia Mihana ki Opōtiki mai i te tau 1861. I kaha ake te noho weherua o Te Whakatōhea me te Karauna i te pakarutanga o te whawhai ki roto o Waikato me Te Moana-nui-a-Toi, ka ngana ā Volkner ki te whakarata i te iwi o Te Whakatōhea ki te Karauna. Ka whakamōhio ia ki a Kāwana George Grey ngā nekeneke o te iwi. Nō te taenga atu o te Pai Mārire me tō rātou kaiārahi a Kereopa Te Rau, kātahi ka pupū ake te riri me te whakahē mō ngā Pākehā. I hoki mai a Te Wākana i Akarana i te 1 o Māehe 1865, ā, no te rā o muri mai ka kawea ia ki te rākau nei. Tata ki te 200 mita atu i tōna whare karakia te rākau, ka tāronatia ia mō ana mahi kaikaiwaiū me tana tuku i te iwi. I horomia e Kereopa ngā karu o Te Wākana, me te kī ko tētahi karu ko te Pāremata, ko tētahi atu ko te Kuini me te ture. Nā tēnei mahi kātahi ka tutū te puehu, ā, ka tonoa he ope taua pirihimana nui kia aukati i ngā pononga Pai Mārire i Ōpōtiki.    

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Danny Keenan, 'Ngā pakanga o Aotearoa - Ko te Pai Mārire, te taha tonga o Taranaki me Whanganui, mai i te tau 1864-1866', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36930/te-wahi-tarona-o-carl-volkner-1870 (accessed 24 August 2019)

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