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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]

Tamati Waka Nene

Tamati Waka Nene.

Waka Nene, the famous Ngapuhi chieftain, and friendly ally of the British, had
From a photo by Mr. R. Stuart.Tamati Waka Nene.

From a photo by Mr. R. Stuart.
Tamati Waka Nene.

undertaken to protect the settlers against Heke. He therefore raised a force to punish Heke and his fighting general Kawiti, and pursued them until they were compelled to retire.

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.