Topic: Te Mete Raukawa (c1836-1926)

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Te Mete Raukawa fought in the Battle of Gate Pa on 29 April 1864.

Te Mete Raukawa was born at Bethlehem, Tauranga, in c1836 to Scottish trader Simpson Smith and Raukawa Matia.

He was 'renowned as an orator with a very powerful voice'

As well as being present during the Waikato wars, Te Mete fought at the Battle of Gate Pa on 29 April 1864.

He married Whare-angiangi and they had ten children together:

  1. Karora Raukawa.
  2. Te Ngohengohe Raukawa.
  3. Iritana Raukawa.
  4. Rangitutaki Raukawa.
  5. Maria Raukawa.
  6. Apima Raukawa.
  7. Te Ati Raukawa.
  8. Kereti Raukawa.
  9. Kapuhuia Raukawa.

Te Mete Raukawa died at Bethlehem on 13 August 1926.



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Te Mete Raukawa (c1836-1926)

First Names:Te Mete
Last Name:Raukawa
Date of Birth:c1836
Date of death:13 August 1926
Place of death:Bethlehem
Spouses name:Whare-angiangi
Spouses place of death:1914
Fathers name:Simpson Smith
Fathers place of birth:Scotland
Fathers nationality:Scottish
Mothers name:Raukawa Matia

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