Since 1859, entrepreneur Josiah Clifton Firth (back row, second from left) had sought to acquire the fertile Matamata plains, and following the war in the Waikato, he negotiated with Wiremu Tāmihana Tarapīpipi Te Waharoa of Ngāti Hauā (back row, third from left) to lease substantial tracts. After Tāmihana's death in 1866, Firth and others such as William Australia Graham (front row, right) were able to purchase the land at bargain prices.
Story: Te Waharoa, Wiremu Tāmihana Tarapīpipi
How to cite this page:
Evelyn Stokes. 'Te Waharoa, Wiremu Tāmihana Tarapīpipi', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990, updated February, 2006. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1t82/te-waharoa-wiremu-tamihana-tarapipipi (accessed 27 September 2021)