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The Fall of Te Tumu Pa, near Maketu, Bay of Plenty, May 9th, 1836

S. Percy Smith | Volume 32 1923 > Volume 32, No. 127 > The fall of Te tumu pa, near Maketu, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, by S. Percy Smith, p 121-130

Story excerpt:    THE taking of Te Tumu pa has some celebrity attached to it in Maori Annals, but it presents no particular feature of great interest so far as the story of the siege related herein is concerned. Some of the accompanying incidents throwing light on old Maori beliefs and customs will have more to recommend them to the student of Maori lore.



The Ancient History of the Maori, His Mythology and Traditions: Tai-Nui. [Vol. V]

John White | Ancient History of the Maori

Story excerpt:    Having effected their object, the missionaries returned to Tauranga. The whole pa was in flames. Shots were flying in every direction, while stark-naked savages, with hair cropped short and features blackened, ran wildly through the scene. They were Maori warriors, flushed with success and drunk with blood, and wrought to a pitch of fiendish excitement, which rendered their company unpleasing and unsafe.



Story: Tupaea, Hori Kingi

Alister Matheson and Steven Oliver | First published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Volume 1, 1990

Story excerpt:    Tupaea of Te Whanau-a-Tauwhao hapu of Ngai Te Rangi was born probably at Tauranga. He was the son of Te Waru and his wife, Hine Te Oro. He could trace his ancestry to Toroa of the Mataatua canoe, to Tia and Tapuika of Te Arawa canoe and to Tauroa from Kawhia. In the 1830s he succeeded his father as the major leader of Ngai Te Rangi. Tupaea had two or more wives, one of whom was Te Pakowhai. He had three sons and two daughters. Until 1852, when he moved to Motiti Island, he resided mainly at Otumoetai, one of the principal pa of Tauranga.



Section 18 Investigation of Site V14/40, Te Tumu, Bay of Plenty

Matthew Campbell

Story excerpt:    Site V14/40 was first recorded in the New Zealand Archaeological Association site file by Ces Watt in 1970 at Te Tumu Pa (the site record form is given in Appendix F). His site description at the time was "Few signs of earthworks". During a subsequent visit in 1999 by Warren Gumbly and Ken Phillips for the Papamoa Lowlands archaeological survey and heritage assessment (2000), undertaken for Tauranga District Council, the recorded "Midden visible in river bank" on the site record.


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