At school Katherine fell in love with a beautiful Maori girl, Maata, who became the heroine of one of her early, unfinished, novels.

At school Katherine fell in love with a beautiful Maori girl, Maata, who became the heroine of one of her early, unfinished, novels.

Papawai marae is home to the people of Ngati Moe and the former Maori Parliament.

Papawai marae is home to the people of Ngati Moe and the former Maori Parliament.

1890s - 1900s    Kotahitanga - Maori Parliament    Delegations from many tribal areas meet at Papawai Marae near Greytown to discuss important issues at the Kotahitanga. After talks with Premier Richard Seddon and King Mahuta in 1897, the Maori Parliament supports a petition to Queen Victoria that all remaining Maori land should be protected.

1890s - 1900s Kotahitanga - Maori Parliament Delegations from many tribal areas meet at Papawai Marae near Greytown to discuss important issues at the Kotahitanga. After talks with Premier Richard Seddon and King Mahuta in 1897, the Maori Parliament supports a petition to Queen Victoria that all remaining Maori land should be protected.

Image : Tamahau Mahupuku, with other leaders at Pāpāwai.       The women have not been identified but may have included two of Tamahau’s wives, Areta and Raukura, and his cousin Niniwa i te Rangi. All three were involved in Te Kotahitanga; Raukura worked on the newspaper Te Puke Ki Hikurangi with Niniwa i te Rangi. Areta was often prominent at meetings and other social gatherings of the time. [Alexander Turnbull Library]

Image : Tamahau Mahupuku, with other leaders at Pāpāwai. The women have not been identified but may have included two of Tamahau’s wives, Areta and Raukura, and his cousin Niniwa i te Rangi. All three were involved in Te Kotahitanga; Raukura worked on the newspaper Te Puke Ki Hikurangi with Niniwa i te Rangi. Areta was often prominent at meetings and other social gatherings of the time. [Alexander Turnbull Library]

Tekoteko, carved figures of ancestors, stand guard on the perimeter of the Papawai marae, overlooking the marble monument to Tamahau Mahupuku.

Tekoteko, carved figures of ancestors, stand guard on the perimeter of the Papawai marae, overlooking the marble monument to Tamahau Mahupuku.

Maori meeting house (wharenui) @ Papawai Marae, Greytown.

Maori meeting house (wharenui) @ Papawai Marae, Greytown.

Beautiful shot of the gateway looking through to the marae and meeting house @ Papawai Marae, Greytown, NZ.

Beautiful shot of the gateway looking through to the marae and meeting house @ Papawai Marae, Greytown, NZ.

Tamahau Mahupuku, shown here with his wife Areta, was the leader at Papawai during the time of the Maori Parliament meetings held on the marae.

Tamahau Mahupuku, shown here with his wife Areta, was the leader at Papawai during the time of the Maori Parliament meetings held on the marae.

Te Puke Ki Hikurangi  It will be ears and voice for us who remain in ignorance of the enormous tasks of Te Kotahitanga. Te Puke ki Hikurangi December 21, 1897    Maori were quick to take up the use of new technology and there was no better example than the use of a printing press at Papawai. Tamahau Mahupuku started Te Puke ki Hikurangi newspaper at Papawai in 1897. The proceedings of the Maori Parliament were regularly reported in Te Puke.

Te Puke Ki Hikurangi It will be ears and voice for us who remain in ignorance of the enormous tasks of Te Kotahitanga. Te Puke ki Hikurangi December 21, 1897 Maori were quick to take up the use of new technology and there was no better example than the use of a printing press at Papawai. Tamahau Mahupuku started Te Puke ki Hikurangi newspaper at Papawai in 1897. The proceedings of the Maori Parliament were regularly reported in Te Puke.

Waka Huia Archive 1999 - Papawai Marae, near Greytown, Wairarapa

Waka Huia visits Papawai Marae, near Greytown, Wairarapa, where a Maori Parliament was established over 100 years ago.

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