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Need info about Muriwai Te Taonui who was a Ngapuhi Chief in late 1700's.

Question by dwis013

Does anyone know this whakapapa, pepeha, kawa, pakiwaitara. Please help. I am about 10 generations later and live in Scotland.

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on 2010-07-21 21:59:41

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by ngairedith on 2010-07-21 22:49:28

[url=[/url], Chief of the Popoto tribe, Hokianga, died in 1828 but his age is not recorded

His younger brother Te Taonui became chief after his death in 1828

Te Taonui who was also Makoare succeeded Muriwai leading Te Popoto
who were of the Utakura Valley and Waihou and Rangiahua and Horeke and Motukaraka and Rawene and were big business up and down the harbour. Taonui was related to the Ngatihao clan who were neighbours:
Patuone who scratched one back, Nene scratched another, Wi Waka Turau everybody knew what Wi Waka scratched. Te Taonui married Hinuata, of Ngatirehia whose fires were kept burning near Hikutu's along Te Puna Inlet but whose base was Whakataha north of Waimate. His mother was from the Taiamai? He had his eye on that land.

Eruera Maihi PATUONE was closely related to Muriwai. Patuone first made his mark as a warrior and a leader in the wars between Nga Puhi and Te Roroa, initially taking the side of Nga Puhi. In the battle at Waituna around 1806 he killed Tatakahuanui in hand-to-hand fighting with a greenstone adze, a deed which was to become famous. His relations with Nga Puhi leader Hongi Hika were not without strain. The killing of Te Tihi, a relative of Patuone, was one of the unresolved issues between them. Hone Heke later said that this was why Patuone opposed his campaign in 1844--46.

Aperahama TAONUI was the visionary leader of Nga Puhi hapu Te Popoto of Utakura in the upper Hokianga, and a founder of the Kotahitanga movement, which evolved into the Maori parliaments of the 1890s. He was originally called Tautoru, but was baptised Aperahama (Abraham) by the Wesleyan missionary William White on 23 December 1833. Although usually known as Aperahama Taonui, he is thought to have signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 as Abaraham Tautoru. Muriwai gifted him 100 acres at Okapakapa and 2,061 acres at Oturei, south of Dargaville, in recognition of his role as prophet and healer

Maori deeds of land purchases 1815-1840

You may find some info at this site from the University of Auckland Whakapapa

Another rangatira who outlived all the old chiefs of Ngapuhi was Eruera Maihi PATUONE

There is a Ngapuhi Whanau family tree at TribalPages

by ngairedith on 2010-07-21 22:51:38

sorry, Muriwai , Chief of the Popoto tribe, Hokianga, died in 1828 but his age is not recorded

by EstherMuriwai on 2012-05-27 23:29:07

Tena rawa atu koe!
My name is Esther-Jordan Muriwai, I am from Utakura, Hokianga and am a direct descendant of Muriwai himself. Waiotara and Tiakiwhenua had 3 sons, Te Ahuriri, Rangaunu and Muriwai. And I come off Muriwai.

As far as Te Taonui is concerned he is a mokopuna of Muriwai, Taonui comes Te Ahuriri, who has a son named Makoare, who has a son named Aperahama Te Taonui.

If you want to know more korero, you can contact me via my e-mail at: [email protected]

By the way, you wouldnt happen to know any Cochranes by any chance?

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