Story: Ngāti Toarangatira

Moko design (2nd of 2)

Moko design

One of Te Rauparaha’s distinguishing features was his incomplete moko (facial tattoo). This close-up of the design shows a section missing at the bottom right.

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

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Mīria Pōmare, 'Ngāti Toarangatira - 19th century: rise and fall', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/3560/moko-design (accessed 30 September 2020)

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