Rewi Maniapoto led the defence in the battle of Ōrākau in 1864, at the end of the Waikato war. This idealised image from 1893 recalls his famous reply during the battle, when he was alleged to have responded to the call for surrender, ‘E hoa, ka whawhai tonu mātou, Āke! Āke! Āke!’ – ‘Friend, we will fight on forever, forever and forever!’
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