The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume I (1845–64)
From a drawing, at Taupo, by Captain T. Ryan] — Ahumai Te Paerata
Ahumai was the woman who made the heroic reply at Orakau that the women would die with the men. She was very severely wounded in the retreat. In the following year she saved the life of Lieutenant Meade, R.N., who was in danger of death at the hands of the Ngati-Raukawa Hauhaus, near Taupo.