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Tohu Kākahi


Wood engraving of the prophet Tohu Kākahi of Te Āti Awa. The engraving was made by John P. Ward in Nelson in 1883.

Tohu Kākahi and Te Whiti-o-Rongomai led the passive resistance movement at Parihaka. Both men were arrested following the infamous raid on the community by colonial troops in 1881.


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Reference: PUBL-0113-02
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