Kōrero: Pounamu

Reta nā ngā rangatira o Poutini

I te tau 1857 ka tuhia e ētahi rangatira o Poutini Ngāi Tahu tēnei reta ki a Te Mākarini, te āpiha hoko whenua matua a te kāwanatanga. I whakatakotoria e ngā rangatira ā rātou āwangawanga mō te hokona o ō rātou whenua. I whakaae rātou kia hokona te whenua mō te e 2,500 pāuna, kia rāhuitia ētahi whenua mō rātou. Ko ngā rangatira nā rātou te reta i haina ko Tarapuhi, ko Te Iwipihi Paturi, ko Makarini Tohi, ko Inia Pikiwara, ko Po Arama Hotu, ko Hakiaha. Ahakoa tā rātou hiahia kia tiakina te pounamu, kāore i tutuki.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Sir Donald McLean Papers
Reference: MS-Papers-0032-0681A-04

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Basil Keane, 'Pounamu - Ngāi Tahu me te pounamu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/node/11865 (accessed 13 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Basil Keane, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006