Story: Ngāi Tūhoe

Rua Kēnana at Maungapōhatu

Rua Kēnana at Maungapōhatu

This photograph of the Tūhoe prophet Rua Kēnana’s council house, known as Hiona (Zion), was taken in 1908. The house was at Maungapōhatu, the community Rua established in the heart of the Urewera. Rua is pictured (third from left) with some of his wives.

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How to cite this page:

Rangi McGarvey, 'Ngāi Tūhoe - Self-imposed isolation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2726/rua-kenana-at-maungapohatu (accessed 16 October 2019)

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