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DEATH OF A NATIVE CHIEF.

Wβ have to record the death of Pirihi Tomonui. a native chief of the old Rch«nl, who recently died at Tanlioi. Tho deceased was a man of high birth and great influence among his own people, no less than four hapun regarding him as their recognised head. Uβ was the original owner of the land up«n which the Borough of Hamilton uow ntands, but as he took an active part in tbu Taranaki and Waikato wars agninst the Europeans, the whole of his lands were conn'seated. The brave old chief fought in every battle from TeKoheroa tothedefenee of Orakau. He was of n kindly and (jontle disposition and respected by all who know him. His tribe, Ngatiwaircre, the moet industrious in Waikato have not done one stroke of work since his death, their time being p.assod in one- continuous tnngi, and if the depth of their grief may be guaged by the quantity of gunpowder expended during this long drawn out tangi, it ia very deep indeed.

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DEATH OF A NATIVE CHIEF., Waikato Times, Volume XXXVII, Issue 2961, 7 July 1891

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DEATH OF A NATIVE CHIEF. Waikato Times, Volume XXXVII, Issue 2961, 7 July 1891

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