Story: Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti

Waiting for Te Kooti, 1889

Waiting for Te Kooti, 1889

Local Māori at Te Karaka, near Gisborne, wait for Te Kooti to arrive on Sunday 24 February 1889. The wharenui, named Te Poho-o-Pikihoro after a renowned ancestress, was built especially for Te Kooti's visit. Te Kooti was not to arrive, however. He was arrested to prevent him from returning to Poverty Bay and never made it to the meeting house.

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Tairawhiti Museum, Te Whare Taonga O Te Tairawhiti
Reference: Poho-o-Pikihoro 1889 WFC A314
Photograph by William Crawford

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How to cite this page:

Judith Binney, 'Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti - Te Kooti – Ringatū', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Judith Binney, published 5 May 2011