Story: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes

‘Te Wepu’ (2nd of 2)

‘Te Wepu’

This artwork, made of wood and metal, is Paratene Matchitt’s interpretation of Te Kooti’s banner, Te Wepu (the whip), and incorporates the same symbols of trial, suffering and hope.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Mixed media by Paratene Matchitt

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Nick Tūpara, 'Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes - Contacts and conflicts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/2343/te-wepu (accessed 10 December 2021)

Story by Nick Tūpara, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017