Te Rangikaheke

about 1765–
New Zealand

The Life of Te Rangikaheke

Te Rangikaheke was born about 1765, in New Zealand as the son of Kahutia.

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World Events (3)


Age 4

French explorer, Jean-François-Marie de Surville casts anchor at Spirit's Bay.

Age 4

James Cook, British explorer, makes his first visit to New Zealand. He claims parts of the country in the name of King George III.

Age 7

Marion du Fresne lands in the Bay of Islands and, yet again, claims the country for France, calling it France Australe (South France).

Name Meaning

‘River’; specifically, the Yellow River.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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