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Rārangi wā ki te Tohutoa a Te Pahi Timeline of the Te Pahi Medal

He taonga nui te tohutoa a Te Pahi ki te motu whānui: ko te koha tapu tuatahi nā te kāwanatanga ki tētahi rangatira Māori.

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The Te Pahi medal is a taonga

  taongatreasureMāori | noun
 of national importance: the first official state gift given to a Māori chief.

January 1806: The medal is gifted

The Governor of New South Wales, Philip Gidley King, had the medal made to mark Te Pahi’s three-month visit to Sydney. John Austin, a convict silversmith, probably crafted it from two watch cases.  

King hoped to secure resources for his colony from Te Pahi, and protection of whalers and traders in the Bay of Islands. Te Pahi aimed to establish trade ties and acquire new technology.

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Hānuere 1806: Ka hoatu te tohutoa

Ka whakaritea e te Kāwana o Niu Haute Wēra, e Philip Gidley King, kia hanga he tohutoa hei tohu i te haerenga a Te Pahi ki Poihākena, e toru marama nei te roa. Tērā pea he mea hanga i ngā pouaka wāti e rua nā John Austin, he mauhere kaihanga tohutoa.

Ka hiahia a King kia whiwhi tōna koroni ki ngā rawa i ā Te Pahi, māna hoki ngā kaipatu tohorā, ngā kaihokohoko i Pēwhairangi e tauārai. He tikanga hoki tā Te Pahi ko te whakaū i te mahi tauhokohoko me te whiwhi hangarau hou.

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