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Henare Te Whiwhi

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Hēnare Mātene Te Whiwhi


? – 28 Sep 1881


Hēnare Te Whiwhi
Hēnare Mātene Te Whiwhi promoted the idea of a Māori monarch, which he believed would be vital to protect Māori land.
Main image: Matene Te Whiwhi
Matene Te Whiwhi, about 1870. Henare Matene Te Whiwhi was of Ngati Raukawa and Ngati Toa. As a young man he lived through the turmoil of his people's migration to the Cook Strait region. This may have formed the major theme in his life – the preservation of peace.