Portrait of the Ngāti Toa leader and warrior, 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 during the fighting and he took utu (revenge) by killing the Europeans taken prisoner at Wairau.
Alexander Turnbull Library
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
How to cite this page
'Portrait of Te Rangihaeata', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/te-rangihaeata, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 25-Jun-2014