The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Tamati Waka Nene
From a photo by Mr. R. Stuart.
Tamati Waka Nene.
Wake Nene's valuable services to the Crown throughout the Northern War, and before the British were able to put any soldiers in the field, will ever be remembered. He subsequently received a Government pension of £100 a year, and Sir George Grey was commissioned by the Queen to present him with a beautiful silver chased cup, in recognition of his services. Before his death, in 1871, Waka Nene presented this historic heirloom to his old friend, Mr John Webster, of Opononi.