Story: Wahawaha, Rāpata

Rāpata Wahawaha by Gottfried Lindauer

Rāpata Wahawaha by Gottfried Lindauer

Gottfried Lindauer painted this portrait of Rāpata Wahawaha in 1890. Depicted late in his life, Rāpata is wearing the New Zealand Cross he was awarded for participating in the government’s campaign against Te Kooti. Lindauer based the portrait on a photograph.

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by Gottfried Lindauer

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How to cite this page:

Steven Oliver. 'Wahawaha, Rāpata', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990, updated September, 2013. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w1/wahawaha-rapata (accessed 26 September 2021)