Story: Ngāti Toarangatira

Te Rauparaha’s moko (1st of 2)

Te Rauparaha’s moko

The Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha used this image of his moko (facial tattoo) to sign a deed of sale for Cloudy Bay in the Marlborough Sounds.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: NZC 133, 24 (1)

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How to cite this page:

Mīria Pōmare, 'Ngāti Toarangatira - 19th century: rise and fall', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Mīria Pōmare, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017