Story: Te Awa-i-taia, Wiremu Nēra

Later life

Later life

Te Awa-i-taia was photographed later in life with a taiaha (fighting staff) – a weapon of which he was a noted exponent in his youth.

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How to cite this page:

Gary Scott. 'Te Awa-i-taia, Wiremu Nēra', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 June 2023)