The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (October 2, 1933)
Return with a Maori Escort
Return with a Maori Escort.
Accordingly, when he started on the voyage up the river, on September 26, the expedition consisted of six canoe crews, totalling thirtyone people (including six women). Paddling and poling up the strong river, the expedition, which was armed, reached Papatupu, where some eighty Maoris were assembled awaiting them. The Hauhaus gave Rochfort and his escort a very unfriendly reception. The angry korero lasted for several days, and at last ended with the Hauhaus leaving the meeting-house in a body and going up the Manganui-a-te-ao to another village, Te Papa.