H E Partridge
Danesfort, Paeroa Auckland
6th July 1908
I wrote to Mr A Good and thanked him for furnishing the
information re Te Ua- and asked him if he could give any further
particulars of his career.
I was looking through the late Dr Shortlands book on New Zealand
and discovered splendid likenesses of the celebrated chiefs Te
Rauparaha and Rangihaeata- from drawings of E. L Sutherland R N.
The tatoo on Rangihaeata's face is full and that of Te Rauparaha
almost so. They have feathers in the hair and and suspended from
the left ear. These were the actors in the Wairau massacre on 17th
June 1843. I saw Te Rauparaha when he was a prisoner on board HMS
Calliope and the likeness is a very correct one. Rangihaeata fought
against us at the Hutt and Whanganui in 1847. Te Rauparaha
ostensibly took no part in the war, but letters were intercepted
from him to Rangihaeata who was Rauparahas fighting general. Which
caused Governor Grey to take a party of sailors and mariner and
capture him at Porirua.
If you would like the engravings for our friend Lindauer to copy
let me know and I will send them to you.
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