King movement flags

King movement flags

The three flags depicted by W.F. Gordon on the left are those used by the King Movement to mark the selection of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero as the first Māori King in 1857. Gordon drew the flags when they were flown at Mataitawa, Taranaki on the anniversary of Pōtatau's accession in 1862.

The two flags on the right are believed to have been used by supporters of the Pai Mārire faith in the 1860s.

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