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Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand.

4. (Page 72.)

4. (Page 72.)

The old Maori feeling which numbered prisoners amongst the dead is not yet extinct. In 1864, soon after the British troops had conquered and occupied Waikato, the writer, when travelling on the west coast, chanced, in the course of conversation with a nominally friendly chief, to mention that he had seen the Chief Te Ori-ori, who had been taken prisoner at Ran-gi-riri, but who had been allowed to live in the town of Auckland on his parole, as he had saved several European lives. The reply was, "You are very wrong to say that you have seen Te Ori-ori; he is dead."