Story: Tuai

Korokoro’s moko, 1818

Korokoro’s moko, 1818

While recovering from illness, Tuai drew this detailed sketch of his older brother’s facial moko. Remembering and drawing Korokoro’s face made him seem close when Tuai was in danger of dying in a foreign land.

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How to cite this page:

Alison Jones. 'Tuai', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)