Pai Mārire adherents circle round a flag pole carrying sticks during karakia. The red flag represents the war god of Pai Mārire, Riki. The Hauhau are deciding the fate of their two prisoners, Herbert Meade and his Māori guide Hemipo, who are sitting bound. As the picture, painted by Meade, attests, they were both freed after much discussion.
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Watercolour by Herbert Meade
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