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    6 November 1860 AWMM
    Mahoetahi (6 November 1860) AWMM
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  • Te Purewa of Ngati Haua is named in the 'Journal of Events' dated 10 November and published in The Taranaki Herald 10 November 1860. The paper "reports from a ‘friendly native’ that the body of a young Ngati Haua chief named Te Purewa was buried at Mahoetahi, said to be ‘…a chief of more importance than Taiporutu, being son of Te Maka, and nephew of Te Waharoa…’."

    Prickett (2005) observes: "If true, it is surprising he was not named by Renata, also Ngati Haua and said to be of rank, or Renata had his own reasons for not naming the man. The identification of Te Purewa is suspect without more information"

    The Taranaki Herald 10 November 1860. Grayling, W.I. 1862. The War in Taranaki, During the Years 1860–61. New Plymouth, G.W. Woon. Cowan, J. 1922–23 The New Zealand Wars (2 vols). Wellington, Government Printer. Prickett, Nigel. 1994. Pakeha and Maori fortifications of the First Taranaki War, 1860–61. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 31: 1-87. Belich, J. 1986. The New Zealand Wars: and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict. Auckland, Auckland University Press AWMM
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    6 November 1860 Prickett, (2005).
    MahoetahiTaranaki Prickett, (2005).
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    Prickett, N. (2005). Maori Casualties of the First Taranaki War, 1860-61. Records of the Auckland Museum 42: 81-124. AWMM
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