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Tareha Te Kemara KAITEKE
(Abt 1790-1859)


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Puatea Tame TE TII

Tareha Te Kemara KAITEKE

  • Born: Abt 1790, Bay Of Islands, Northland, New Zealand
  • Marriage: Puatea Tame TE TII
  • Died: 1859, Bay Of Islands, Northland, New Zealand aged about 69

bullet  General Notes:

The most notable of all the Maori chiefs at Waitangi after the death of Wariki in 1815 was known by three distinct names.
Prior to the Ngapuhi expedition to East Coast in 1818, he was known as Tereha. There were others with the same name including Tereha of Waimate sometimes described as the greatest of all savages, a man of immense size who had a whole harem of wives and claimed to have devoured up to thirty! As both chiefs were fighting men it was better to distinguish them and at Hicks Bay according to Leslie Kelly following an incident there he was known as Kaiteke. Finally after his conversion to Christianity he took the name Te Kemara (Campbell). There are no records of his baptism at Paihia in the Anglican records so as he had frequent interviews with Bishop Pompallier around 1839 and 1840 he may have had association with the Roman Catholics. However all the early baptismal records of the Catholics at Russell are lost.

bullet  Death Notes:



Tareha married Puatea Tame TE TII. (Puatea Tame TE TII was born about 1801 in Bay Of Islands, Northland, New Zealand.)

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