rapata wahawaha

Personal details

Full Name:

  • Rāpata Wahawaha

Lifetime:

  • ?1 Jul 1897
Biography

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.

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  • Memorial obelisk dedicated to the memory of Rapata Wahawaha (died 1897), a leading figure in the anti-Pai Marire faction of Ngati Porou

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