Many people in the taranaki district thought that souls went neither up nor down, but always stayed near their mouldering bodies.
In 1834 the brig Harriet was wrecked on the coast of taranaki.
More than one outlaw from the white country outside took refuge in the taranaki bush even in those post-bellum days.
Yet the impatience of the taranaki settlers, though mischievous, was natural.
Meantime there was fighting in the northern and western parts of the taranaki province, between the 57th camp and New Plymouth.
The envoys had been sent down to recover some Waikato war-flags which were in the possession of the taranaki Hauhaus.
Again, in 1860, he persuaded the Ngapuhi to volunteer to put down the insurrection in taranaki.
The taranaki Maoris tell a singular little story in explanation of those man-eating rites in Titokowaru's camps.
In 1860 the taranaki settlement was growing to be what it now is—a very pleasant corner of the earth.
Two days Bent and his friends spent on that terrible trail—the roughest, wildest part of the taranaki hinterland.