He rā maumahara i ngā pakanga i Aotearoa nei – he rā puhi, he rā motuhake

Charles Heaphy’s sketch of Mere-Mere [sic] from Whangamarino Redoubt, 1863. This illustration shows a view from above the fortification with three cannon in the foreground. Though apparently poorly aimed, the gun at left is firing on the Kingite defences at Meremere, about 2 km away. The gunboat Pioneer is in the Waikato River below the fortification (anei te herenga ki te pikitia nei).

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Anei tētahi pikitia i tuhi tene nā Charles Heaphy… ko tēnei te tirohanga a te Pākehā i te wā i tīmata ai te pakanga, te riri whenua ki ētahi, te riri Pākehā e ai ki te kaituhi hītori a Tony Simpson.

Anei te herenga ki tā Paraone kōrero ki a Scotty Morrison mō te kōwhiringa ko tēhea te rā pai mō te maumaharatanga o te motu nei ki ngā riri whenua, ki ngā pakanga whenua.  E ai kia Paraone, kua whakaae te kawana, nā Bill English i tuku te whakapae nei, hei whakahoki atu ki te petihana a ētahi kai maumahara ai i ēnei pakanga. Nā ētahi kōtiro Māori nō Ototohanga i kawe te petihana nā ki te Whanganui a Tara, ki te whare paremata, otirā ehara i te mea ko tēnei ō rātou whakaaro anake – he mea i whakahaua e ngā iwi o te motu. I konei ka kōrero a Paraone ko Scotty mō te kaupapa, mō ō Paraone kare-ā-roto mō te pūrongo kua whakaae te kāwana, mō te haerenga whakamua o te kaupapa nei, me te rā pai mō tēnei take nui. Ko te whakaaro me ‘rā puhi’ te mea nei, me rā motuhake, ahakoa ehara i te hararei. Me mihi hoki ki tā Paraone whakaaro, kia rā maumahara ai tēnei mō ngā taha e rua o te pakanga, ahakoa ngā mahi kino a te kāwana me ngā kainohonoho i ngā tau kua hipa (ko rātou kē ōku tūpuna).

Mauri ora tātou.

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