Kataraina 'Kaa' Te Apatu O Te Rangi

Brief Life History of Kataraina 'Kaa'

When Kataraina 'Kaa' Te Apatu O Te Rangi was born about 1831, in Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, her father, Te Apatu O Te Rangi, was 47 and her mother, Te-Kaia-Mahaki, was 53. She married Hirini Te Rito Whaanga before 1850, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died about 1850, in her hometown, at the age of 21.

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Hirini Te Rito Whaanga
Kataraina 'Kaa' Te Apatu O Te Rangi
Marriage: before 1850
Katirina Whaanga
Te Rina Whaanga

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World Events (5)

1834 · The United Tribes of New Zealand Flag

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.

1840 · New Zealands first Capital

Okiato, today's Russell, was surveyed directly after the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and became a landing post for travelers coming from New South Wales, Australia. It was thought to be the first Capital of New Zealand before it became its own separate colony in 1841. 

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Heang, Heng, Chheng, Eng, Kheng, Khun, Sang, Seng, Sung. Vietnamese Anh, Hoa, Huong, Mang, Thao, Thong. Spanish Angelita, Arturo, Enrique, Guillermo, Renato, Rosario.

Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 戴, see Dai 1.

Vietnamese (Tề): from the Chinese surname 齊, see Qi 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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