Important Judgments: Delivered in the Compensation Court and Native Land Court. 1866–1879.
Capture of Kohimarama and Taurarua
Capture of Kohimarama and Taurarua.
Two months after the pa of Mangere fell, the Ngatiwhatua, another tribe of Kaipara, to which Te Taou were related, collected their forces to avenge the murder of their friends Te Huru and Taura, and under their chiefs Takaae, Te Pahi, and Raoraowhaina, passed over the isthmus of Waikoukou to Pitoitoi (Brigham's Mill), and sailing down the Waitemata, assaulted and took in one day the pas of Kohimarama and Taurarua, held by Waiohua under their chiefs Hupipi and Humataitai, twin brothers. After destroying all the inhabitants, Ngatiwhatua returned to Kaipara, leaving the fruits of their victory to be enjoyed by their friends Te Taou.
Thus ended this episode in the history. Te Waiohua were extirpated as a tribe, and individuals only existed in a subject state, or as wives amongst the conquering tribe. Tuperiri built his pa at page 64One-tree Hill, and entered into occupation of the desolated and vacant country, and held undisputed possession of all the lands twelve months before inhabited by the numerous tribe Te Waiohua, which had now become extinct.