Parengaope (deceased) MP

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Birthplace: Te Rapa Pa, Hamilton, Ngati Koura
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Managed by: Aileen Rowe
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Parengaope (born c. 1765, date of death unknown) was a high chieftainess of the Ngati Koura, a Māori tribe. She was the wife of Te Rauangaanga and mother of Te Wherowhero, the first Māori king. Parengaope was born at Te Rapa Pa near present day Hamilton. She was a direct descendant of Hotumauea, a noted War chief of Ngati Koura who was an outstanding warrior who acquired vast tracts of land within the Waikato basin. Parengaope was present during the battle of Matakitaki in 1822 near Pirongia when the musket armed northern Ngapuhi tribes under Hongi Hika attacked the Waikato tribes. Parengaope escaped along with other members of Potatau's family during the attack upon Matakitaki.

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Parengaope (born c. 1765, date of death unknown) was a high chieftainess of the Ngati Koura, a Māori tribe. She was the wife of Te Rauangaanga and mother of Te Wherowhero, the first Māori king. Parengaope was born at Te Rapa Pa near present day Hamilton. She was a direct descendant of Hotumauea, a noted War chief of Ngati Koura who was an outstanding warrior who acquired vast tracts of land within the Waikato basin. Parengaope was present during the battle of Matakitaki in 1822 near Pirongia when the musket armed northern Ngapuhi tribes under Hongi Hika attacked the Waikato tribes. Parengaope escaped along with other members of Potatau's family during the attack upon Matakitaki.

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