Topic: A timeline of events significant to Maori relating to the history of Tauranga Moana

Topic type:

A timeline of events significant to Maori relating to the history of Tauranga Moana

Looking wrong? See archived version here.

Māori Timeline

  
1290 Takitimu arrives at Te Awanui (original name for Tauranga Harbour) Built a pa at Maungatawa - became known as Ngti Ranginui
1700 Ngāiterangi conquest of Tauranga
1818 Ngāpuhi chief, Te Morenga destroys Matarehu Pa - on Motiti Island
1820 Te Morenga destroys Pa on Mauao. Te Wani, chief of Ngāiterangi saves Otumoetai Pa makes peace with Te Morenga at Matuaiwi Pa
1820 Samuel Marsden sees Tauranga from Mt Hikurangi near Waihi (first European sighting)
1823 Hongi Hika (Ngāpuhi chief) attacks Rotorua and takes Mokoia Island
1826 Population at Otumoetai - 2,500. Ngāiterangi Pa: Otumoetai, Te Papa, Maungatapu
1826 Rev Williams arrives in Tauranga -Missionary Schooner Herald (Gilbert Mair - Capt)
1828 Destruction of Te Papa - Otamataha Pa - 500 killed
1832 Ngāpuhi attack on Otumoetai Pa
1835 Mission opened at Te Papa
1835 Several traders operating in the BOP - Tapsell, Dillion, Farrow
1835 Fighting between Arawa and Ngāiterangi and Waikato tribes begins
1836 Mar Arawa Pa at Maketu destroyed by Ngāiterangi and Waikato May Ngāiterangi Pa at Te Tumu destroyed by Arawa
1838 Jan. A.N. Brown took up permanent residence at Mission station
1839 Brown purchased a further 240 hectares
1840 John Lees Faulkner and family arrive in Tauranga - settles in Otumoetai
1840 Feb Arawa war party on Tauranga (600 warriors) Ngāiterangi Chief Tupaea refuses to make peace
1840 Mar First Roman Catholic service held in Tauranga - Otumoetai by Bishop Pompallier .
  Roman Catholic Mission established at Otumoetai by Father Viard
1842 Taraia, Ngāti Maru chief destroys Wanaki’s Pa at Ongare near Katikati
1845 Peace treaty between Ngāiterangi and Arawa.
1846 Bishop Selwyn confirms 80 Maori
1848 Tupaea baptised by Archdeacon Brown - Otumoetai
1851 Brown travels to Thames with Ngāiterangi to make peace with Taraia (Ngati Maru) 1852 Dispute on Motiti between Ngāiterangi and Arawa
1856 Arawa Chief Tohi Te Ururangi and Tupaea make peace in Motiti despute
1856 Ohuki Land Despute Matapihi between Ngāitukairangi and Ngati He - lasted 3 years
1863 Governor Grey sanctions land confiscation
1864 Jan Military occupation of Tauranga
1864 April Battle of Gate Pa - Māori victory
1864 June Battle of Te Ranga - Imperial Troops victory
1864 Aug Formal peacemaking with Māori. Confiscation of land following surrender
1864 Aug Thousand pounds deposit to Ngāiterangi chiefs for Te Puna Block purchase
1865 Most Māori, followers of Pai Marie
1866 211 Military settlers in the district
1881 Maungatapu Māori School opens up - Principal Mr Duffus
1885 Death of Emile Joseph Borel (1814-1885), early settler in Te Puna
1886 House at Karikari, Maungatawa ‘Tamapahore’ - opened by Te Kooti
1886 June Tarawera eruption
1886 July New native church opened at Maungatapu
1886 Land returned to Ngāiterangi under Tauranga District Land Act
1889 Maungatapu school closed
1894 Māori attend opening of new meeting house - Mataatua (Whareroa)
1895 Judea Maori to form Drum and Fife band
1895 Maungatapu Maori Brass Band-under Mr Lever
1896 Te Puna School opened - 27 on the roll
1896 New school to be built at Opureora - Matakana
1897 Native school at Karikari run by Miss Brown
1899 Re-opening of wharepuni Rauri at Whareroa. Opening of Meeting House at Matapihi
1902 Old native Hostelry on Strand pulled down, tenders called for erection of new native hostelry
1907 Salvation Army build fish curing factory at Rangiwaea Island 1908 Salvation Army moves fish factory from Rangiwaea to Sulphur Point
1915 Opening of new Meeting house at Ngapeke - Ngāti Pukenga
1917 New Catholic Church on Matakana Island
1918 Meeting house competed at Tutereinga - Te Puna
1920 New church at Matapihi opened Catholic church built - Matakana Island
1921 Visit by Ratana
1922 Maori Catholic Mission - Te Puna becomes separate parish
1934 Visit of Ratana to Maungatapu
1945 Unveiling of memorial to Pahuunui, Ngahau - Motiti
1948 Prohibition of alienation of Māori land on the Matapihi Peninsula
1951 Bunn Brothers Ltd arrived on Matakana Island - New mill owners
1951 Māori Women’s Welfare League formed - founding member Manu Bidios
1956 Opening of Tamatea Pokaiwhenua Meeting house at Judea by Dr Maharaia Winiata
1961 Decision to amalgamate tribal executives at Katikati, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāiterangi.
1971 First official meeting of Tauranga Moana Service Club for Maori youth
1973 Feb Māori canoe launched
1973 April Whareroa Marae burns down
1973 Oct Opening of Dining hall at Tutereinga Marae, Te Puna - by Dame Te Atairangi Kahu
1975 May Official opening of Whareroa Marae - by Prime Minister Bill Rowling
1976 Feb Dining Hall opened at Matapihi
1977 Jan Opening of Catholic Church
1979 May Matakana Island -Opureora Marae- New wharekai opened -by Ben Couch
1981 Establishment of the Tauranga Moana Maori Trust Board
1981 April District Māori Council established
1981 Oct Compensation for confiscated land accepted by Tauranga Moana Trust Board.
1982 Fire - Matakana Island Mill - estimated damage $2 million
1983 The first Kohanga Reo was officially opened on the Hairini Marae
1985 April Te Awanui Huka Pak - Maori initiated commercial enterprise commenced operations 1986 Matapihi - Craft centre developed on Hungahungatoroa Marae
1988 Oct Whaioranga Trust (Health and Whanau Centre) was opened on Whetu Marae, Welcome Bay
1993 April Matakana Islanders stage protest against Asian forestry sale- Blockade set up
1995 Fiscal Envelope Hui held at Huria Marae
1998 Feb Waitangi Tribunal Hearings - Huria Marae
2006 Tauranga Moana Waitangi Tribunal hearings continue
  Death of Dame Te Atairangikaahu
  Succession of her son, King Tuheitia Paki
  • Further information is available through the Tauranga City Libraries’ New Zealand Room, and in the
    following printed resources:
  • Tauranga City Council. Tauranga 1882-1982, ed. by A.C. Bellamy. Tauranga City Council, 1982.
  • Tauranga Moana District Maori Council. Aku Taumata Korero: Nga Marae me nga iwi o te Moana o
    Tauranga. Tauranga: Moana Press.1989.

---

This page archived at Perma CC in September of 2016: https://perma.cc/V7RW-KMPT

Discuss This Topic

There are 0 comments in this discussion.

join this discussion