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Rapata Wahawaha

Personal details

Full Name:

Rāpata Wahawaha

Lifetime:

? – 1 Jul 1897

Biography

Rāpata Wahawaha
Ngāti Porou leader Rāpata Wahawaha opposed the Pai Mārire religion and sided with the government against its followers. He was later presented with a ceremonial sword by Queen Victoria for services to the Crown during the New Zealand Wars.
Scottish officers' sword presented to Ngāti Porou leader, Major Rāpata Wahawaha (1807-1897) for his service to the Crown during the New Zealand Wars.

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