Ko NGĀTI MANU

George Pulman studio Auckland, Whetoi Pōmare II, caretakers of taonga: Te Papa Tongarewa. This cartes de visite with silver was copied by Elizabeth Pulman in the 1870s from a much earlier image (for photography in this country) that dates from c.1850

Ko Taumarere te awa

Ko Tapuiwharawhara te maunga

Ko Puketohunoa te pāKo Te Karetu te marae

Ko Ngāti Manu te hapū

Ko Pomare II te tupuna

Ngāti Manu wānanga, Karetu mārae and atop Otuihu, Taumarere headland, Bay of Islands

rangihiiroa, āku Ngāti Manu whānaunga atop Otuihu, 30 April 2021, John Harawene, whaea Peita, Arapeta Hamilton, Jennifer Martin, Kay Davis, Sascha Cherrington, Phoebe Davis, Kim Peita, Elizabeth Boutet, Lynette Cherrington, Deb Rewiri me ngā mokopuna. Arohamai if I missed your names
rangihiiroa, āku Ngāti Manu whānaunga atop Otuihu, 30 April 2021. Arapeta Hamilton, Sascha Cherrington, whaea Peita, Jennifer Martin, Phoebe Davis, Kim Peita rāua ko Lynette Cherrington
rangihiiroa, John McIntosh (far right) and Ngāti Manu roopu, arohamai ki te hautope o ngā mokopuna (movement not a good look with panorama function!)
rangihiiroa, Arapeta Hamilton rāua ko Jennifer Martin
rangihiiroa, Kim Peita rāua tana māmā, te rae tihi o Otuihu
Arapeta Hamilton, ko Suz Te Tai rāua ko John McIntosh, te tomokanga ki te pā Otuihu

Some photos here for my Ngāti Manu cousins recording the wonderful day we shared. Lest we forget 176 years since the destruction by the British of Whetoi Pōmare II’s fortified stronghold Otuihu and his wrongful imprisonment for sedition and presumed involvement in the sacking of Kororāreka.

Sergeant John Williams, 58th regiment, adjusted photograph of burning of Otuihu with silhouette of British warship North Star moored off the northern tip of the headland that guards over the Taumarere entrance, 30 April 1845. The figures standing around the fire on te rae tihi are ngā hoia Ingarihi from the 58th and 96th regiments. Collection: Hocken Library

It was a little strange meeting the current landowner. John McIntosh to me means a great, great grandfather who built and owned the Old Oak tavern in Mangonui (1861). See below.

John McIntosh, Old Oak Tavern (1861), Mangonui waterfront – like Pōmare at Otuihu, McIntosh sold alchohol here. The building of this structure is attributed to McIntosh. There is an earlier hotel Donnybrook that looks a bigger version of today’s Old Oak and that was built by Thomas Flavell (1842) who married Hēnihikahe of Te Aupōuri (from my wife’s Ihaka whānau line)
rangihiiroa, entrance, Ngāti Manu whare tupuna, Karetu

rangihiiroa, view (upper) out through distinctive porch to Puketohunoa site of the pā to which Pōmare shifted his Ngāti Manu people and interior (lower)

Great to hear the kōrero from Arapeta Hamilton on our ancestor Pōmare II and hitore surrounding the destruction of Otuihu at this wānanga. There was depth and clarity and a deep sense of injustice that permeated te mita o te reo. Ae, koinā te kōrero. E kore mātou e wareware taua hē.

Sorry for taking so long getting to this Elizabeth Boutet I have been in the middle of writing a substantial piece of work that grows out the wānanga – I was hoping to share but it has grown too large. It is about ancestral resonance and the pathway of tūpuna like Tohe and Ihenga in the North (Muriwhenua/ Kaipara/ Te Tai Tokerau) and the way that names and ancestral journeys connect our different hapū and iwi and rohe one to the other through the complex interlaced layers of whakapapa. E ngā whānaunga, don’t be surprised if this kōrero changes and expands. The pictures will remain. Mauri ora āku whānaunga o Ngāti Manu.

whare tupuna, interior, end walls with central image of Whetoi Pōmare II’s whānau and descent lines
Mark Adams, view above Puhangahau urupā looking towards Karetu mārae whare kai and Kemara Te Tai’s villa (left image), 1995 research trip, directed shot for my book MAORI ART: History, Architecture, Landscape and Theory, Batemans, 2015/2018
Mark Adams, view across Puhangahau urupā towards Puketohunoa (right image), 1995 research trip, directed and commissioned shots for my book MAORI ART: History, Architecture, Landscape and Theory, Batemans, 2015/2018
rangihiiroa, Georgina Harding (nee Wilson / Panoho) rāua ko tana tama ko Johnboy Harding. Ēnei pikitia kei roto i whare tupuna i Karetu. Moe mai āku whānaunga, takoto mai rā e Gina i raro i te puehu o Puhangahau. Haere ki te poho o te Atua. Haere ki Hawaikinui, Hawaikiroa, Hawaiki pamamao. We miss you.
Ko au, he mihimihi, kei roto i te whare tupuna, Karetu. Photo: Phoebe Davis
John McIntosh e kōrero ana, Arapeta Hamilton e noho ana kei roto i te whare tupuna o Karetu. Photo: Phoebe Davis,
Major Cyprian Bridge, 58th Regiment: another image wrongly attributed to being Otuihu (in the Alexander Turnbull Library). The labelling quite clearly says on the image that it is Karetu and one assumes Puketohunoa, the new pā Whetoi Pōmare II had built for Ngāti Manu. The date is 1846 (so quick turnaround) the year after the burning of Otuihu by the British and their evacuation further inland on the Taumarere river to the Karetu valley
Henry Hulme, Puketohunoa pā, Karetu, 1849, drawing, collection Alexander Turnbull Library

JamesCrawford, Puketohunoa pā, Karetu, pencil on paper drawing, 1850, caretakers of taonga: Alexander Turnbull Library

TAKI TORU e tīaho ana, ko ēnei tohu o Whetoi Pōmare II ko Te Tirarau raua ko Te Ruki Kawiti no te tiriti o Waitangi 1840 [nā rangihīroa]

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