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Studio portrait of Te Rangihaeata


Studio portrait of Ngāti Toa leader Te Rangihaeata.

Te Rangihaeata and his uncle, Te Rauparaha, led their tribe during the Wairau incident of 1843. Te Rangihaeata’s wife, Te Rongo, was killed in the fighting and he took utu (revenge) by killing the Europeans taken prisoner at Wairau.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-114-046
Artist: R. Hall
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

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