Rāpata Wahawaha was a military leader from Ngāti Porou. As a child he was a captive slave, but was eventually returned to his people. Despite his time as a slave, he rose to be an important leader of his people.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil painting by Gottfried Lindauer
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