Horonuku Te Heuheu Tūkino IV

Horonuku Te Heuheu Tūkino IV

Cabinet card portrait of Horonuku Te Heuheu Tūkino IV, wearing a top hat and a sash, taken in the 1880s by Samuel Carnell of Napier.

Te Heuheu led a war party to assist the Waikato tribes after Governor Grey’s invasion of 1863. After the Kīngitanga’s defeat he returned to Taupō. He was later suspected of supporting Te Kooti, but claimed that he had been taken prisoner. Because of Te Heuheu’s political influence the government did not investigate this matter too closely, or confiscate any Ngāti Tūwharetoa land.

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