This flag, Te Wepu (the whip), was known as Te Kooti's flag after he captured it in 1868. The imposing flag, 16 metres in length, had an interesting history. It was created by nuns at Greenmeadows Missionary School, near Napier, and gifted to Ngāti Kahungunu. Gilbert Mair, who made this ink drawing of the flag, captured it from Te Kooti in 1870.
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Ki ora- My great great great
Emmy jones Hiroti (not verified)
13 March 2012
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