A principal chief of the Whanganui tribes. He took the part of
the Europeans during the fighting in that District. He was dubbed a
General, but he certainly did not display the ability or courage of
Major Keepa. His loyalty to the Queen was of advantage to us, as he
used his influence in restraining large numbers of his people from
joining the enemy.
He sat as a Maori Member in Parliament but was not of much value
as a representative of his race. In other respects he was an
average specimen of the old Maori chief.
Late Civil Commissioner NZ
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