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Pirihira Te Tia

1832? - 1908

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Nō Ngati Kura, Kaitangata (Tupawhenua) me Ngati Uenuku a Pirihira Te Tia. Ko Maketu tana pāpā i mate i te pakanga o Pukenamu ki Whanganui. Ko Te Tia tana māmā i mate ki Waikanae. He minita Māori te tāne a Pirihira. I te matenga o te kuia nei, ko Wiari Te Tia anake tana tamaiti ora o ngā tamariki 14.

E ai ki ngā kōrero ka whānau mai a Pirihira ki Waikanae i muri tata i Te Heke nei, Tama-te-uaua. Ka mutu te pakanga ki Haowhenua i te tau 1834, ka neke whakatetonga a Ngati Tama mā ki Ohariu, noho ai i ngā takiwā o Te Whanganui-a-Tara. E ai ki tā Pirihira ka wehe mai i Waikanae ka nohonoho kē ki Tiakiwai me Pipitea. I Te Whanganui-a-Tara ia e noho ana i ngā tau o te 1840 i te rironga o ngā whenua i te kamupene New Zealand Company, ā, i Waikanae kē e noho ana ka rongo i te pakū o te Kuititanga. I muri mai o te pakanga a Te Rangihaeata me Kāwana Kerei i Te Awakairangi i te tau 1846, ka hoki atu anō a Pirihira i Te Whanganui a Tara ki Waikanae. Nō taua tau ka riro i a Kāwana Kerei ngā whenua o Tiakiwai hei hanga pā tūtauā, ka nekehia atu ai ngā tāngata whenua ki Pakuao, he kāinga noho hoki nō Kaitangata i ētahi taima. Kāore i roa a Pirihira i Waikanae, ka ākina Te Ati Awa e Wi Kingi Te Rangitake, i te tau 1848, kia taki hoki ki Taranaki. E toru noa ngā whānau o Kaitangata i noho ai a Pirihira, ki te tai tonga o te awa o Waikanae, ko te whānau o Tuhata tētahi, ā, ko te whānau o Uenuku tētahi. Kīhai a Tuhata i hoki atu i te taha o Wi Kingi. Nō muri mai ka heke a Pirihira ki Wanganui, mārena ai, noho iho ai ā mate noa. Nō te tau 1892 i Kukuta ia e noho ana, e ruarua maero ki te rāwhiti o Wanganui.

Nō Pirihira hoki ngā whenua i Tiakiwai, nō ngā mātua o tana māmā, nō Te Matau (Tamatoa) rāua ko Whakatau, i mate ai rāua i mua i te tau 1888. Nōna hoki ngā pānga whenua i Oterongo me Terawhiti nama 94, i te tonga o Te Whanganui a Tara, e mōhio kētia ana ināianei ko Waiariki, i whakaarotia ai hei kāinga ko Pirihia anō tōna ingoa. Nōna hoki ngā whenua i Onairo (Onaeroroa), i Taranaki, takiwā ki Waitara. Ko tētahi o ngā whanaunga o Pirihira ko Inia Te Hunahuna (mate i te tau 1898), e 8-9 ōna tau ka heke mai ia i Waitara ki Waikanae. Haere tahi ia mā runga poti me te tira haere o Kaitangata ki Collingwood noho ai, ka hoki atu ai ki Te Whanganui a Tara. Ka tau anō te pūehu o te pakanga o Haowhenua ki Waikanae, he nui tonu te iwi i wāhi atu ki te moutere o Arapawa noho ai, ka rite tonu anō hoki te topatopa atu a tō rātou rangatira a Tuhata, ā, i muri mai ko tana tamaiti ko Inia Tuhata (mate i te tau 1871), he minita Māori hoki tēnei tama i mārena ki a Mere Pomare i te tau 1857.

Nō ngā tau o te 1890 hei kaitautoko a Pirihira i ngā kōti whenua Māori i Otaki me Te Whanganui a Tara, nāna hoki ētahi whakapapa katoa mō te iwi o Te Ati Awa. Nō te tau 1908 i mate ai a Pirihira ki Te Kuiti.

Ngā Tuhinga Kōrero:
Wellington MB 2 p.197 4th April 1888
Otaki MB 10 p. 10, 286-290, 308, 311, 399, 407, 422-427, 466-469
Wellington MB 16A (Judge Scannell's MB 16?) p. 10, 26, 27, 28, 318, 320, 353
Otaki MB 11 p.348.
(Judge Ward's) Wanganui MB no 12 p.300, 21st November 1892
Taranaki MB 18 p.149, 1910. - Sec 25 Block 21, Waitara.
Nga Waahi taonga o Te Whanganui-a-Tara : Maori sites of Te Whanganui-a-Tara . Wellington : Wellington City Council,1995. M35, M59, M60, M62.

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