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Te Rauparaha
Te Raparaha, chief of the Kawias, watercolour by R. Hall, c. 1840s.jpg
Born c. 1760s
Died 27 November 1849
Allegiance Ngāti Toa
Years of service 1819-1848
Battles/wars
  • Musket Wars
  • Wairau Affray

Te Rauparaha (1760s – 27 November 1849) was a Māori rangatira (chief) and war leader of the Ngāti Toa tribe who took a leading part in the Musket Wars. He was influential in the original sale of land to the New Zealand Company and was a participant in the Wairau Affray in Marlborough.

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