Topic: Te Ipu Hikareia (?-1901)

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Chief Te Ipu Hikareia (?-1901) claimed that it was he who gave water, bread and berries to Colonel Booth in the aftermath of the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864.

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Chief Te Ipu Hikareia (?-1901).

Te Ipu, along with Waiari, was shot at by the 68th whilst they were trying to break out of Gate Pā.

In 1896 Te Ipu claimed that it was he who gave water, bread and berries to Colonel Booth even though he had been shot through the knee. According to reports in the Bay of Plenty Times Te Ipu was the son of Hikarei. Living at Matapihi he was a fisherman of renown. A well-known figure in Tauranga, he was often recognised on ‘the Strand’ by his characteristic limp, a legacy from the Battle of Gate Pā (26 September 1900, p. 2). Medical advice was sought for him in 1900. He died in July of 1901 (26 July 1901, p. 2).

 

Sources:

Bay of Plenty Times (26 September 1900, p. 2).

Bay of Plenty Times (30 June 1883, p. 2). 

Identity and the Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina), 29 April 1864 (5 August 2011) by Debbie McCauley (Tauranga Memories: Battle of Gate Pa, 1864 kete).

The Story of Gate Pa, April 29th 1864 (1926) by Gilbert Mair (p. 26 & 28).

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