Object #1025948 from MS-Papers-0032-0015

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From: Native affairs - Waitara, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0015 (38 digitised items). Contains official correspondence regarding the competing Waitara claims of Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitake and Te Teira Manuka, and the Taranaki war.Also includes a written series of questions for Archdeacon Octavius Hadfield regarding his knowledge of Te Rangitake to further ascertain the validity of his claim, with reponse from Hadfield.

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English (ATL)


QUESTIONAIRE.

Archdeacon Hadfield.

Q. 14.

A tribe subdivided into Hapus is one, and cannot allow its integrity and strength to be impaired by the independant act of one Hapu.

Mr. McLean.

Q. 1, 2, 50, 58.

Q. 15

W. King is the acknowledged Chief of that portion of the Ngatiawa at Waitara. (Answer to Q. 80.) ''I have before stated that the right of the tribe extends over the whole of that block, therefore W. King is one of the claimants.'' (Answer to Q. 81.) ''It is impossible for me to state, without the boundaries being defined, what portion of W. King's claim is within the block.

Page 18.

The Chief Roporima was recognised as the head of the Hapu who owned the land sold on several occasions. It was contemplated by the natives of Waitara to revolt than to live amongst followers of this Chief. In this argument W. King acquiesces.

(continued.)

Archdeacon Hadfield.

''I have heard that about 60 acres on the South bank had been left out as belonging to W. King.

Q. 18.

Te Teira belongs to Ngatihinga and Ngatituaho Hapu and Te Patukakariki is the Chief.

Mr. McLean

Q. 28.

''I know the country, viz.-- reference to Patukakariki; Roporima at Queen Charlotte Sound, represents the Hapu.

Q. 22, 23, and 24.

''I am prepared to prove that there are 100 persons now living at Waikanae Queen Charlotte Sound, and Mapaere Bay, having valid claims. I believe that there are 90 out of 100 claimants who have not consented to the sale of the land.''

(Q. 78. ''What I have stated on this subject'' (viz. -- that of 90 claimants) ''rests on the authority of others.'')

Q. 3.

''I have referred to one man who may have a claim,'' that is Patukakariki though I do not know that he has.''

Q. 4. ''I do not believe that any considerable claims can be outstanding. Patukakariki did not oppose Teira's offer. (Query, --Was he not present when the offer was made to the Government in 1859?)

Archdeacon Hadfield.

who have not consented to the sale of the land."

Mr. McLean

(Q. 78. "What I have stated on this subject" (viz.-that of 90 claimants) "rests on the autority of others.")

Q. 6. ''He has never made a claim.

Q. 7. ''But he may have a claim to a small extent.''

Q. 26.

''He, Hohepa replied that he was not prepared to take compensation, or be forcibly driven from the land inherited from his father.''

Memo touching ''Rangiaho'' reported as the murderer of Mr. Pitcairn

Enquiry has been made by Mr. Clarke as to this report, which appears to be false. A man named Wipero was the murderer, and was afterwards killed at Taupo.

The assertion that the Ngatiwakane made peace with the King Party is nonsense.

Henare and Petara Pukuatua and Rewi Tereanuka visited Tokaugantuta, and there is no mistaking Petara's advice to Matutaera, - ''If you find that any of the Kumera in your rua are going bad, sort them and throw them away, lest they contaminate the rest.''

This occurred before Todd's murder. Since then Ngatiwakane have kept aloof from Waikato, and would not attend the last Kuiti meeting, because ''blood was on the hands of the Waikatos!!''

English (ATL)


QUESTIONAIRE.

Archdeacon Hadfield.

Q. 14.

A tribe subdivided into Hapus is one, and cannot allow its integrity and strength to be impaired by the independant act of one Hapu.

Mr. McLean.

Q. 1, 2, 50, 58.

Q. 15

W. King is the acknowledged Chief of that portion of the Ngatiawa at Waitara. (Answer to Q. 80.) ''I have before stated that the right of the tribe extends over the whole of that block, therefore W. King is one of the claimants.'' (Answer to Q. 81.) ''It is impossible for me to state, without the boundaries being defined, what portion of W. King's claim is within the block.

Page 18.

The Chief Roporima was recognised as the head of the Hapu who owned the land sold on several occasions. It was contemplated by the natives of Waitara to revolt than to live amongst followers of this Chief. In this argument W. King acquiesces.

(continued.)

Archdeacon Hadfield.

''I have heard that about 60 acres on the South bank had been left out as belonging to W. King.

Q. 18.

Te Teira belongs to Ngatihinga and Ngatituaho Hapu and Te Patukakariki is the Chief.

Mr. McLean

Q. 28.

''I know the country, viz.-- reference to Patukakariki; Roporima at Queen Charlotte Sound, represents the Hapu.

Q. 22, 23, and 24.

''I am prepared to prove that there are 100 persons now living at Waikanae Queen Charlotte Sound, and Mapaere Bay, having valid claims. I believe that there are 90 out of 100 claimants who have not consented to the sale of the land.''

(Q. 78. ''What I have stated on this subject'' (viz. -- that of 90 claimants) ''rests on the authority of others.'')

Q. 3.

''I have referred to one man who may have a claim,'' that is Patukakariki though I do not know that he has.''

Q. 4. ''I do not believe that any considerable claims can be outstanding. Patukakariki did not oppose Teira's offer. (Query, --Was he not present when the offer was made to the Government in 1859?)

Archdeacon Hadfield.

who have not consented to the sale of the land."

Mr. McLean

(Q. 78. "What I have stated on this subject" (viz.-that of 90 claimants) "rests on the autority of others.")

Q. 6. ''He has never made a claim.

Q. 7. ''But he may have a claim to a small extent.''

Q. 26.

''He, Hohepa replied that he was not prepared to take compensation, or be forcibly driven from the land inherited from his father.''

Memo touching ''Rangiaho'' reported as the murderer of Mr. Pitcairn

Enquiry has been made by Mr. Clarke as to this report, which appears to be false. A man named Wipero was the murderer, and was afterwards killed at Taupo.

The assertion that the Ngatiwakane made peace with the King Party is nonsense.

Henare and Petara Pukuatua and Rewi Tereanuka visited Tokaugantuta, and there is no mistaking Petara's advice to Matutaera, - ''If you find that any of the Kumera in your rua are going bad, sort them and throw them away, lest they contaminate the rest.''

This occurred before Todd's murder. Since then Ngatiwakane have kept aloof from Waikato, and would not attend the last Kuiti meeting, because ''blood was on the hands of the Waikatos!!''

Part of:
Native affairs - Waitara, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0015 (38 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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