Story: Te Mahuki

Prophet Te Mahuki (centre, wearing European dress) and others at their community Te Kumi, north of Te Kūiti

Prophet Te Mahuki (centre, wearing European dress) and others at their community Te Kumi, north of Te Kūiti

In 1883 Te Mahuki and his followers achieved notoriety for holding captive surveyors Charles Wilson Hursthouse and William Newsham in protest at the incursion of the main trunk railway line through the King Country.

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How to cite this page:

Chris Koroheke. 'Te Mahuki', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2t22/te-mahuki (accessed 21 October 2020)