Kōrero: Ngā Māori kei tāwāhi

‘Mazzellah, te mohoao o Niu Tīreni’

‘Mazzellah, te mohoao o Niu Tīreni’

He pānui whakamārama tēnei mai i Rānana i te tekau tau atu i 1820 e whakatairanga ana i a ‘Mazzellah, te mohoao o Niu Tīreni’. I te rau tau 1800, mīharo ana ngā Pākehā o Ūropi mō ngā iwi e noho tata ana ki tō rātou taiao. Ko te kupu ‘Īnia’ i whakamahia e rātou mō ngā tāngata whenua o te ao. Kātahi te rūkahu ko tēnei pānui whakamārama – ehara i te mea he ingoa Māori a ‘Mazzellah’, ehara hoki te kopere me te whana (bow and arrow) i te rākau a te Māori. Tērā pea ko te ‘War Mat’ e kōrerohia nei, ko ngā momo korowai ka kuhuna i ngā pakanga.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Ngā Māori kei tāwāhi - Ingarangi, Te Hononga o Amerika me wāhi kē', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/1338/mazzellah-te-mohoao-o-niu-tireni (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005