Tiakitai (died 1 September 1847) was a Māori leader of the Ngāti Kahungunu iwi and a trader in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. He resided mostly in the Waimarama area. He died at sea with 21 others on the night of 1 September 1847 when their boat was lost in a heavy sea.
The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages somewhere between 1320 and 1350. Over several centuries in isolation, these settlers developed their own distinctive culture whose language, mythology, crafts and performing arts evolved independently from other eastern Polynesian cultures.
Ngāti Kahungunu is a Māori iwi (tribe) located along the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The iwi is traditionally centred in the Hawke's Bay and Wairārapa regions.
Iwi are the largest social units in Aotearoa Māori society. The Māori-language word iwi means "people" or "nation", and is often translated as "tribe", or "a confederation of tribes". The word is both singular and plural in Māori.
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The following lists events that happened during 1847 in New Zealand.
The following lists events that happened during 1843 in New Zealand.
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