Story: Te tāpoi Māori – Māori tourism

Horonuku Te Heuheu

Horonuku Te Heuheu

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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Alexander Turnbull Library, Burton Brothers Collection
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Paul Diamond, 'Te tāpoi Māori – Māori tourism - 19th-century Māori tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 March 2024)

Story by Paul Diamond, published 11 Mar 2010