Story: Ngāi Tūhoe

Signs at Rūātoki

Signs at Rūātoki

These signs, photographed in 2004 near Rūātoki, a Tūhoe community in the Urewera, echo similar signs erected in the 1870s. After the wars of the 19th century, Tūhoe closed off their borders and erected a carved post at Rūātoki to ‘keep off the white man and his works’.

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Rangi McGarvey, 'Ngāi Tūhoe - Self-imposed isolation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Rangi McGarvey, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017