Notes on Sir William Martin's Pamphlet Entitled the Taranaki Question
"In order that they may return to their Native place without fear of the Waikato tribe.……
Sir W. Martin is quite right here. The Ngatiawas of Port Nicholson and Queen Charlotte Sound prayed Colonel Wakefield to buy the Taranaki District in order that the presence of Europeans might be a security to them against the Waikatos.
They accordingly sold the land in order to get the Europeans to settle there, and as soon as the settlers went there they repudiated their sale.