Turn of the 19th century-1881. "Matiaha Tiramorehu, a descendant of Tuahuriri, was born at Kaiapohia... He and his father, Karaki, took part in the battles against Ngātitoa, and after the defeat at Kaiapohia, moved with their people to Moeraki. On Karaki’s death in about 1833, Matiaha became chief at Moeraki, where he died in 1881."
- Te Waiatatanga Mai o te Atua: South Island Traditions Recorded by Matiaha Tiramorehu. Ed. Manu van Ballekom and Ray Harlow. Christchurch, N.Z.: Department of Māori, U of Canterbury, 1987. vi.
- "Matiaha Tiramorehu to Governor Eyre, 22 Oct, 1849." A Compendium of Documents Relative to Native Affairs in the South Island. Comp. Alexander Mackay. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer, 1873. Rpt. in English only in Te Maiharoa and the Promised Land. Buddy Mikaere. Auckland, N.Z.: Heinemann, 1988. 22-23.
- Tiramorehu asks Lieutenant Governor Eyre for an extension to the boundaries of Moeraki in order to have sufficient land to support the iwi. He also states that the reserves set aside by Mantell were too small.
- Te Waiatatanga Mai o te Atua: South Island Traditions Recorded by Matiaha Tiramorehu. Ed. Manu van Ballekom and Ray Harlow. Christchurch, N.Z.: Department of Māori, University of Canterbury, 1987.
- This contains the original Māori text by Matiaha written in 1849 and its English translation.