One of the most renowned Maori chiefs of his day was Te Rauparaha of the Ngati Toa tribe, whose military cunning and thirst for vengeance made him a wholesale threat to tribes in the North Island, and in the South. Forced out of the Waikato in his earlier years, Te Rauparaha made Kapiti Island his base for the conquest of those who crossed him.
"The men near the fires were to keep watch during the night, and occasionally to address the others, saying, “Be strong, oh people, to fight on the morrow if the enemy return. Do not consider life. Consider the valour of your tribe.” Besides this, the women were directed to make much noise with their speeches, so that Haiku even might hear their voices."
136 pages, illustrated, A5 sized paperback