Story: Taratoa, Henare Wiremu

Watercolour portrait of Henare Wiremu Taratoa by Horatio Robley

Watercolour portrait of Henare Wiremu Taratoa by Horatio Robley

The pallisade and flag with both Christian and Maori nationalist symbols in the background of this painting of Henare Wiremu Taratoa suggest a commentary on his divided loyalties.

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How to cite this page:

Ngahuia Dixon. 'Taratoa, Henare Wiremu', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1t15/taratoa-henare-wiremu (accessed 26 January 2020)