Horonuku Te Heuheu, paramount chief of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, is photographed at Tokaanu in the later 19th century, holding a patu (club) and wearing a kahukiwi (kiwi-feather cloak) and huia feathers. In 1887 Horonuku came to an agreement with the government that the mountains of Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu would form the basis of a national park. Though the park was developed into a tourist attraction, Tūwharetoa’s involvement was minimal.
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