Hone Heke


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Hone Heke

 

Date of birth unknown; died 1846. One of the chiefs of the Maori tribes in New Zealand.

In 1844 and 1845, Hone Heke fought in the Maori Wars, the armed struggle of the Maori against the British colonizers. On several occasions in Kororareka, he destroyed the flagstaff with the British flag, the symbol of colonial supremacy in New Zealand.

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The second book is set in the Bay of Islands in 1845, the year that Hone Heke attacked and burned the town of Kororareka (now the modern town of Russell.) Hene is happy in her village pa but new diseases have hit the community, some children have died and her twin brother is seriously ill.
(5) Lindsay Buick, New Zealand's First War, or the Rebellion of Hone Heke (Wellington: W.
Inasmuch as Jake is deluded, his surname is significant: Hone Heke was the first Maori chief to sign the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, which gave the Maori full British citizenship (Charles Royal 2009) but whose ambiguous language has raised an ongoing feud about the lawfulness of the massive dispossession of tribal land which caused the Maori urban drift (2007).
Local Maori chief Hone Heke chopped down the flagstaff on four separate occasions, with government soldiers erecting a replacement and adding more guards to the post each time.
The reader, along with Leonard Batts, will never know the true significance of the baffling comics starring Captain Cook and Hone Heke which turn up repeatedly throughout Hicksville.
In the recurring 'Captain Cook' comics, Cook and Hone Heke discuss Heke's observation that the landmass of New Zealand has begun to drift free:
It is significant that the characters in this drama of instability are Captain Cook, Hone Heke and Charles Heaphy, figures deeply embedded in the popular consciousness of New Zealand history.
Hone Heke Pokai, one of the leaders of the rebel Ngapuhi forces who fought against British Imperial troops in the 1845-46 war in Tai Tokerau/Northland, starred as one of the most prominent international figures in Outlawed.
Chapman, 1862); Cowan, The New Zealand War; Jo Diamond, Revaluing Raranga: Weaving and women in trans-Tasman Maori cultural discourses (unpublished doctoral thesis, Australian National University, 2004) and 'Rere atu, rere mai: the trans-Tasman negotiation of Hone Heke Pokai (www.anu.edu.au, 26 April 2002); and Paul Moon, Hone Heke: Nga Puhi Warrior (Auckland: David Ling, 2001).
The record says that in the Bay of Islands, in the 1840s, the Ngapuhi chief Hone Heke cut down the British flagpole four times in all., Rightly or wrongly I reckoned he made his point amply the third time round.