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Maori Wars of the Nineteenth Century:



January 22nd, 1816.—The settlement at Rangihoua was crowded with natives from the Thames, North Cape and Whangaroa.

The rest of 1816 is a blank so far as any Native history is concerned.

In March, Tui and Titore left Port Jackson in H.M.S. “Kangaroo” for England. Marsden writes that the former had been with him at Parramatta about three years at different times), and Titore 18 months. They were both young men, and Tui could speak English, thanks to which, Marsden was able to get much more reliable information about the natives than he otherwise would. These young chiefs were in England in 1818, and at that time Mr. Lee commenced his vocabulary, to be completed with the help of Kendall and Hongi-Hika in 1820. Tui and Titore, together with the Rev. J. Butler, Mrs. Butler, and two children, Mr. Francis Hall, and Mr. and Mrs. Kemp left page 89 England for Port Jackson on the 27th January, 1819.