Story: Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti

Te Ua Haumēne

Te Ua Haumēne

Te Ua Haumēne, one of the best-known Māori prophets, raises his right hand in this photo from the 1860s. He is wearing a korowai, a traditional cloak. Te Ua had been baptised Horopapera (Zerubbabel) in the Wesleyan faith, but changed his name to Te Ua Haumēne (wind man) because he communicated with God on the breath of the wind (hau). His faith was known as Pai Mārire (good and peaceful). His followers became known as Hauhau.

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Judith Binney, 'Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti - Te Ua Haumēne – Pai Mārire and Hauhau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Judith Binney, published 5 May 2011