One of two chiefs who sold land to the New Zealand Company for the Wellington settlement in 1839, Te Wharepōuri was renowned as a warrior and an orator. The mere he gestures with remains in the possession of descendants.
Kōrero: Te Wharepōuri, Te Kakapi-o-te-rangi
Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:
Angela Ballara. 'Te Wharepōuri, Te Kakapi-o-te-rangi', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/1t85/te-wharepouri-te-kakapi-o-te-rangi (accessed 4 June 2020)