apihai te kawau

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Full Name:

  • Āpihai Te Kawau


  • ?1869

Te Kawau was a Ngāti Whātua leader who signed the Treaty of Waitangi at Manukau Harbour in March 1840. He later worked with European magistrates to settle disputes among Māori.

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  • Main image: Apihai Te Kawau

    Image shows Apihai Te Kawau and his nephew Tamahiki Te Rewiti. Te Kawau is seated on the ground in a feather cloak holding a mere, while his nephew stands holding a taiaha, and wearing a woven cloak, and huia feathers in his hair.