Tohitohi

1640–
Waikato, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

The Life of Tohitohi

Tohitohi was born about 1640, in Waikato, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand as the son of Taikiterangi and Kaiwawe. He married Hinetu about 1660, in Waikato, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

Tohitohi
1640–
Hinetu
1644–
Marriage: about 1660
Maui
1660–

Spouse & Children

  • Male1640–Male

  • Hinetu

    Female1644–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1660
Waikato, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
children

(1)

  • Male1660–Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Taikiterangi

    Male1622–Male

  • Kaiwawe

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (2)

1642

Age 2

Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers part of the western littoral of New Zealand and names his discovery "Staten Landt".
1642 · The First Meeting (Golden Bay)

Age 2

In 1642, a Dutch explorer named Abel Janszoon Tasman sailed into Mohua, known as the Golden Bay. Initially, the local Māori people had warned the mysterious visitors by blowing at them with shell instruments. Tasman's crew misunderstood the gesture and responded by playing tunes back with their own instruments, inadvertently inciting a challenge. Due to this event and other cultural misunderstandings, a brief period of violence began. After several small battles and an escape attempt, Tasman's crew finally managed to leave the region. In his frustration, Tasman would rename the location "Murderers Bay", and Europeans would not return to the location for more than 120 years.

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