Musket Wars
The Musket Wars were a series of three thousand or more battles and raids fought in New Zealand and the Chatham Islands amongst Māori between 1807 and 1845, after Māori obtained muskets.Northern tribe...
Thomas Kendall
Thomas Kendall (13 December 1778 – 6 August 1832) was a New Zealand lapsed missionary, recorder of the Māori language, schoolmaster, arms dealer, and Pākehā Māori.
A younger son of farmer Edward K...
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Te Ruki Kawiti
Te Ruki Kawiti (1770s–1854) was a prominent Māori rangatira (chief). He and Hone Heke successfully fought the British in the Flagstaff War in 1845–46.He traced descent from Rāhiri and Nukutawhit...
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Parengaope
Parengaope (born ca. 1765, date of death unknown) was a Māori high chieftainess of Ngāti Koura, a hapū (subtribe) of the Waikato tribal confederation. She was the wife of Te Rauangaanga and mother of ...
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Hongi Hika
Hongi Hika (c. 1772 – 6 March 1828) was a New Zealand Māori rangatira (chief) and war leader of the Ngāpuhi iwi (tribe). Hongi Hika used European weapons to overrun much of northern New Zealand ...
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Tāmati Wāka Nene
Tāmati Wāka Nene (c. 1785 – 4 August 1871) was a Māori rangatira (chief) who fought as an ally of the British in the Flagstaff War.
Tāmati Wāka Nene was born to chiefly rank being connected to mos...
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Church Missionary Society
The Church Mission Society, also known as the Church Missionary Society (CMS), is a group of evangelistic societies working with the Anglican Communion and Protestant Christians around the world. Foun...
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Pōtatau Te Wherowhero
Pōtatau Te Wherowhero (died June 25, 1860) was a Māori warrior, leader of the Waikato iwi (tribes), the first Māori King and founder of the Te Wherowhero royal dynasty. He was first known just as Te W...
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Wiremu Kingi
Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitake (c. 1795 – 13 January 1882), Māori Chief of the Te Āti Awa Tribe, was leader of the Māori forces in the First Taranaki War.He was born in 1795-1800 in Manukorihi pa, ne...
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Te Whareumu
Te Whareumu (?–1828) was the Ariki and Warrior Chief of Ngāti Manu, a hapū within the Ngāpuhi iwi based in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand.Te Whareumu was the most important chief in the Kororakeka ...
Girls' War
The Girls’ War is the name given to fighting on the beach at Russell, New Zealand, then known as Kororāreka in March, 1830 between northern and southern hapū within the Ngāpuhi iwi.
It is called t...
Flagstaff War
The Flagstaff War – also known as Hone Heke's Rebellion, the Northern War and the First Māori War – was fought between 11 March 1845 and 11 January 1846 in and around the Bay of Islands, New Zealand....
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Ruapekapeka
Ruapekapeka is a pā 14 kilometres southeast of Kawakawa in the Northland Region of New Zealand. It is one of the largest and most complex pā in New Zealand, that was designed specifically to counter t...
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Te Pēhi Kupe
Te Pēhi Kupe (c1795-1828) was a Māori rangatira and war leader of Ngāti Toa and the uncle of Te Rauparaha. He took a leading part in what became known as the Musket Wars.He led the force that captured...
Eruera Maihi Patuone
Eruera Maihi Patuone (ca 1764 – 19 September 1872), was a Māori rangatira, the son of the Ngati Hao chief Tapua and his wife Te Kawehau. His exact birth year is not known, but it is estimated that he ...
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Te Mamaku
Hemi Topine Te Mamaku (c. 1790 – June 1887) was a Māori chief in the Ngāti Hāua-te-rangi iwi from the Whanganui region of New Zealand's North Island.Te Mamaku was born and raised in the Whanganui area...
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Tuhawaiki
Tuhawaiki (c. 1805–1844) — often known as Hone Tuhawaiki, John Tuhawaiki or Jack Tuhawaiki, or by his nickname of "Bloody Jack" — became a paramount chief of the Ngāi Tahu Māori iwi in the...
Moremonui
Moremonui is a location in the Northland Region of New Zealand, 12 miles south of Maunganui Bluff. It is known principally as the site of a Māori battle fought in either 1807 or 1808 between the Kaip...
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Henry Williams (missionary)
Henry Williams (11 February 1792 – 16 July 1867) was the leader of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) mission in Aotearoa (New Zealand) in the first half of the 19th century. He entered the navy at t...
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Samuel Marsden
Samuel Marsden (28 June 1764 – 12 May 1838) was an English born Anglican cleric and a prominent member of the Church Missionary Society, believed to have introduced Christianity to New Zealand. Mars...
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Te Wharerahi
Te Wharerahi (c.1770-18??) was a highly respected rangatira (chief) of the Ipipiri (Bay of Islands) area of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Aside from other connections, he was Ngati Tautahi. His mother was...
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Te Rangihaeata
Te Rangihaeata (died 1855), was a Ngāti Toa chief, nephew of Te Rauparaha. He had a leading part in the Wairau Affray and the Hutt Valley Campaign.
A member of the Ngāti Toa, he was born at Kawhia...
Moka Te Kainga-mataa
Moka Kainga-mataa [Te Kaingamataa/Te Kaingamata/Te Kainga-mata/Te Kainga-mataa] (1790s–1860s) was a Māori rangatira (chief) of the Ngā Puhi iwi from Northland in New Zealand. He was distinguished in w...
Battle of Ohaeawai
The Battle of Ohaeawai was fought between British forces and local Māori during the Flagstaff War in July 1845 at Ohaeawai in the North Island of New Zealand. Te Ruki Kawiti, a prominent rangatira (ch...
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Te Rauparaha
Te Rauparaha (1760s – 27 November 1849) was a Māori rangatira (chief) and war leader of the Ngāti Toa tribe who took a leading part in the Musket Wars. He was influential in the original sale of land ...
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