Story: Toia, Hone Riiwi

Hone Riiwi Toia (standing, centre) and four supporters after their arrest, May 1898

Hone Riiwi Toia (standing, centre) and four supporters after their arrest, May 1898

Hone Riiwi Toia led resistance by Hokianga Maori to the imposition of taxes on dogs, land, vehicles, and the hunting of native birds from the 1890s. Following an abortive uprising in 1898, he and his supporters were arrested and tried; Toia spent 10 months in gaol.

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Angela Ballara. 'Toia, Hone Riiwi', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2t45/toia-hone-riiwi (accessed 23 September 2019)