Story: Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti

Tītokowaru

Tītokowaru

This pou (carved post) shows Tītokowaru holding a musket. Beneath his feet are the heads of Governor George Bowen (left) and Major Gustavus von Tempsky. Von Tempsky was killed by Tītokowaru's forces during a battle at Te Ngutu o te Manu, Taranaki. Governor Bowen put a price of 1,000 pounds on the head of Tītokowaru. Tītokowaru responded by placing a price of two-and-sixpence (25 cents) on Bowen's head.

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How to cite this page:

Judith Binney, 'Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti - Te Ua Haumēne – Pai Mārire and Hauhau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27719/titokowaru (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Judith Binney, published 5 May 2011