Report of meeting of Maori chiefs, 1965
Scope and Contents
A photocopy of a report in Maori by Parakaia Te Pouepa of a meeting of chiefs from Manawatu (Palmerston North), Waikanae, Otaki, Ngati Toa of Porirua, Waikato and Te Arawa (Roturua area) at Otaki on 17 September 1861. The meeting discussed the setting up of a Maori King in the Waikato Area. Most of the chiefs were opposed to this idea, and accepted Queen Victoria's representative, Colonel Thomas Gore Browne, as the chief of the country. They passed a motion that a letter should be written to Queen Victoria asking for an extension of Browne's term of office. There are references to Browne and to Sir George Grey, who replaced him a month after the meeting took place. Beneath Parakaia Te Pouepa's signature is the following: 'To Toki in Wellington, for you to send on to the Maori Newspaper so that the tribes of New Zealand may know of our discussion. When you have made a copy of this report send it to Ahitana te Hira for keeping'.
The report is accompanied by eight related pieces of correspondence between D.H. Simpson, R.C.S. Librarian, T.S. Karetu of the New Zealand High Commission, who provided the R.C.S. with a summary of the document, and Alice Adams, 1965.
- Pouepa, Parakaia Te, fl1850 - 1869 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Parakaia Te Pouepa's background is not known.
12 page(s) : paper
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Copied from the original lent by Miss Alice Adams, 1965, which originated from the papers of Adams' great uncle, Commissary General Arthur Fulford Adams.
This collection level description was created by RAS.
Pouepa, Parakaia Te, fl 1850-1869
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