Te A Wanuiarua

Te A Wanuiarua

Torkn2U posted a photo: Garibaldi Tyler Collection Scan from glass plate negative Circa 1901 Putiki Pa, Whanganui, New Zealand A pataka - Maori storehouse. A sign above the door reads "Te A Wanuiarua". Pūtiki was the principal Māori settlement near the Whanganui River mouth, opposite the modern-day town. Māori from Pūtiki signed Edward Jerningham Wakefield’s deed of purchase for Whanganui, although prominent chiefs such as Te Ānaua later described the purchase as ‘of no significance’.

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Te A Wanuiarua

Garibaldi Tyler Collection
Scan from glass plate negative
Circa 1901
Putiki Pa, Whanganui, New Zealand

A pataka - Maori storehouse. A sign above the door reads "Te A Wanuiarua".

Pūtiki was the principal Māori settlement near the Whanganui River mouth, opposite the modern-day town. Māori from Pūtiki signed Edward Jerningham Wakefield’s deed of purchase for Whanganui, although prominent chiefs such as Te Ānaua later described the purchase as ‘of no significance’. The Church Missionary Society established a mission station next to the settlement and many of the pā’s leaders converted to Christianity. In the conflict that threatened Whanganui in 1847, and again in 1864, Pūtiki Māori fought alongside the Crown against Māori from the upper reaches of the Whanganui River.