Story: Ngāi Tūhoe

Elsdon Best and Paitini Tāpeka

Elsdon Best and Paitini Tāpeka

This photograph shows historian Elsdon Best (left), known to Māori as Te Pēhi, and Paitini Wī Tāpeka of Ngāi Tūhoe, one of Best’s main informants on Tūhoe history.

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How to cite this page:

Rangi McGarvey, 'Ngāi Tūhoe - The impact of Europeans', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2716/elsdon-best-and-paitini-tapeka (accessed 17 June 2019)

Story by Rangi McGarvey, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017