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Arapawaiti Cemetery Reserve - te reo

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E hāngai ana ki 338 Tiriti o Manly, Takutai o Paraparaumu

He urupā whānau te urupā o Arapawaiti nō ngā uri o Thomas Wilson.  Kei tētehi wāhi whenua e kīia ana ko Ngārara Poraka Hauāuru te urupā.  Ko te kāinga ūkaipō o te whānau e karangatia ana ko Arapawaiti, e pātata ana.  I mōhiotia i te rohe ko Ferry Inn nā te mea he hōtera tōna whakamahinga tūturu.  

He kāpene whaiwhai wēra a Thomas Wilson i runga i te Deveron, nāna hoki a Arapawaiti i whakatū i te takiwā o te tau 1849.  He mea whakatū ki te taha o te awa o Waikanae mō te hunga haereere, whakaeke hoki i ngā wakatō hoihō i haere i te nuku o te taha tai.  I ēnei rā e noho tonu ana te whānau ki te kainga ūkaipō.  Ko Thomas Wilson hoki te kaimahi poutāpeta tuatahi o Waikanae i 1865.

Kāore e mōhiotia te wā tuatahi i whakamahia ai te urupā.  Arā ngā kōrero e mea ana kei reira e nehungia ana ētehi toa Māori nō ngā pakanga i pakangatia ai i taua rohe.  E ai ki ngā rēkoata, ko Thomas Wilson pea te mea tuatahi o te whānau i nehungia ki reira i 1878.