Story: Ngā pakanga o Aotearoa

Ko Rāpata Wahawaha rāua ko Tame Poata

Ko Rāpata Wahawaha rāua ko Tame Poata

Ko Rāpata Wahawaha te kaingārahu o ngā hapū o Ngāti Porou i whawhai ki te Pai Mārire ki te rohe o te Tai Rāwhiti. Koia anō tērā i whaiwhai i a Te Kooti i muri tata i te ūnga o Te Kooti mā ki waho o Tūranga i te Hūrae o te tau 1868. Nā Wahawaha a Ngati Porou i taki ki te urutomonga o te pā whakahirahira o Ngātapa i te Hānuere o te tau 1869. Nāna hoki a Te Kooti i aruaru tae noa ki roto o Te Urewera mō te toru tau. He hoa pūmau rāua ko Thomas Porter i roto i ngā pakanga nei. Koia te āpiha Pākehā o te taua a Wahawaha. Nāwai ia ka moe ki te wahine o Ngāti Porou. 

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Danny Keenan, 'Ngā pakanga o Aotearoa - Te Whāinga o Te Kooti 1868-1872', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36938/rapata-wahawaha-and-thomas-porter (accessed 26 March 2019)

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