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Te Ruki Kawiti

Birthplace: Northland, New Zealand
Death: Died in Waiomio, Far North District, Northland, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Northland, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Te Tawai and Huuna Te Waeroa Te Mahara
Husband of Kawa and (Te) Tiwha (Te) Angiangi
Father of Te Kuhanga Maihi Paraone Kawiti; Herewhenua Kawiti; Taura Kawiti; Wiremu Te Poro Kawiti; Taura Paraone Kawiti and 2 others
Half brother of Tupare

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About Te Ruki Kawiti

Te Ruki Kawiti (1770s–1854) was a prominent Māori rangatira (chief). He and Hone Heke successfully fought the British in the Flagstaff War in 1845–46.

Descended from Nukutawhiti and Rāhiri, he was born in the north of New Zealand into the Ngāti Hine hapu, one of the subtribes of Ngāpuhi.

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Te Ruki Kawiti's Timeline

Northland, New Zealand
Age 33
Northland, New Zealand
February 20, 1853
Age 79
May 5, 1854
Age 80
Waiomio, Far North District, Northland, New Zealand
Northland, New Zealand
Northland, New Zealand