The Elizabeth Incident At Takapuneke.
Updated: 2/24/2019
The Elizabeth Incident At Takapuneke.
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  • I'm sooo hungry.
  • Thank you Te Rauparaha for my 50 ton flax payment.
  • These are the teeth that ate my father!
  • Feast Time!
  • Help! Someone!
  • No one lives!!
  • Goodbye, my beautiful girl.
  • "Te Rauparaha approached English Trader John Stewart who captained the ship called Elizabeth." So Te Rauparaha promised 50 ton of flax to Stewart if he could sail him to a war party (Trojan horse style) to seek revenge. But Te Maiharanui only arrived the next day and boarded the ship thinking its trading deals. Te Rauparaha opened his mouth and fumingly said "these are the teeth that ate my father."
  • Someone find him.
  • Where is John Stewart?
  • "Under the cover of darkness Te Rauparaha, his men, and Stewart's crew light fire to their whares and as the people run out in confusion they were main down with muskets and clubs." At least 200 people died and their flesh was eaten to "celebrate his successful mission."
  • It's so beautiful here.
  • Previous Pa (village) Takapuneke.
  • As the ship traveled back to Kapiti with Te Maiharanui and his family held captive by Te Rauparahas' iwi (tribe), Te Maiharanui thought to strangle his 11 year old daughter and threw her overboard, so she wouldn't become a slave and part of the arched enemy's iwi (tribe). "Te Maiharanui and his wife were painfully and slowly killed by Ngai Tahu chiefs."
  • The End.
  • "News of the attack reached Sydney merchants who were appalled that John Stewart had allowed his ship to be used for an act of revenge in a tribal conflict." To receive a punishment, he was supposed to go to trial but never showed up. As John went unseen for the rest of his life, Britain was enforced to put law and order in New Zealand to protect the Maori.
  • "After the 1830 massacre local Ngai Tahu never lived there again at Takapuneke and stayed away from the bay." Further down the harbour, a new pa (village) was made and was named Onuku (to move). Takapuneke is referred as tapu (sacred) to this day.
  • Onuku
  • It's good to be home.
  • Thank You.
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