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Te Rauparaha

/teɪ ˈrəʊpɑːˌrɑːhɑː/
noun
1.
?1768–1849, Māori warrior chief, head of the Ngāti Toa tribe and signatory to the Treaty of Waitangi; noted for his cunning and his prowess in battle, he is also credited with composing "Ka Mate", the All Blacks' usual pre-match haka
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  • No criticism of te rauparaha is sound which represents him as wholly bad.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • Unfortunately but little is known of te rauparaha's boyhood.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • But the ingenuity of Tuwhare and te rauparaha was equal to an emergency of that kind.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • Meantime, te rauparaha lay waiting for the enemy, who never came.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • This delay was fatal to their design, but fortunate for te rauparaha.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • He was te rauparaha's senior in years and his superior in birth.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • It was, however, noticed that te rauparaha ate but sparingly and was ill at ease.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • In the life of te rauparaha there is much that is revolting and incapable of palliation.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • These chiefs paved the way for a conference, at which te rauparaha appears to have been unusually candid with his old antagonist.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • But, although the position was somewhat relieved, te rauparaha felt that the danger was not yet at an end.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick

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