When Mikaere Taoki was born about 1834, in New Zealand, his father, Taoki, was 9 and his mother, Kohu, was 16. He married Ngawhetu Miria Koikoi about 1865, in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He died about 1916, in Kapanga - Coromandel, Waikato, New Zealand, at the age of 84.
A confederation of Maori tribes was convened in 1834 by James Busby, a British Resident who had been sent to New Zealand to set up a framework for trade between the Māori and Europeans. The Flag which they used was a mix between the St. George’s Cross and in the top left corner another smaller St. Georges Cross with four eight pointed stars representing the Holy Cross stars in the Southern Hemisphere. This design is still being used today as the official flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand.
The Maori sign the Treaty of Waitangi giving control to the British in exchange for protection and guaranteed Maori possession of their lands.
1858 · New Provinces Act
The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.
written 時 ‘time’ or 鴇 ‘crested ibis’, the first probably being an abbreviation of longer names. There are numerous variants written phonetically.
(Tōki): variously written, for example 登記 ‘climb’ and ‘record’, 当喜 ‘appropriate rejoicing’.