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Photograph; Reverend Slade, William Raglan NZ; 1880's; X001.33.7

Photograph, Reverand Slade, William   Raglan  NZ, 1880's, X001.33.7
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Photograph taken at Matakotako Pa near Aotea.
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New Zealand
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Black and White Photograph
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People Left to Right:
Te H(M?)ere Tauira (in the back corner holding a very young baby - Lucy (Ruihi) Ellis; Te Aua Tauwhenua, a Ngati Te Wehi Chief; Te Paahi Motutara; Te Whareroa, chief of the Ngati Te Wehi and Te Reme Tauira (Kauki Tauira), who married John William Ellis (seated), a trader at Motakotako (J W Ellis later established the well known Hamilton timber merchant Ellis and Burnand which later became a branch of Fletcher Building's Placemakers).

The infant Lucy (Ruihi) Ellis was born in 1879 and on the basis of her size (still in swaddling clothes) this dates the photograph at 1880.

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Reverand Slade
Te papa o rotu
Te Tihi o Moerangi

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Photograph taken at Matakotako Pa near Aotea.
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rene pilcher26 May 2018 10:08 AM,UTC
im looking for any information on Te Whata . Ngati Tipa rangatira from Whāingaroa (Raglan) he died in 1916
H Thomson21 Mar 2014 10:13 AM,UTC
Te Pahi Motutara is the woman seated to the left of trader John Ellis. Kauki Tauira is the woman standing to the right of Te Whareroa Poria the Ngati Whakamarurangi chief who led the Manuaitu/Aotea land claim for his people in 1887.
Raglan Museum24 Nov 2009 01:36 AM,UTC
Thanks so much for your information. It is appreciated and we will update our records accordingly.
H Thomson22 Oct 2009 05:44 AM,UTC
The meeting house Te Tokanganui-a-noho built at Mōtakotako 1873 for Ngati Hikairo and their hosts Ngati Whakamarurangi and Tainui. It was eventually dismantled and taken by Ngati Hikairo to Kawhia and re-erected on their land. Not long after it was consumed by fire and the name was taken to Te Kuiti by Taonui Hikaka of Ngati Maniapoto.