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Miringa Te Kakara cruciform house

Miringa Te Kakara cruciform house

This is the house built by Te Rā Karepe and Rangawhenua, leaders of the Pao Mīere movement. It was named Te Miringa Te Kakara. It was built in the shape of a cross and had four entrances. The roof was covered with tōtara bark.

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Judith Binney, 'Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti - Other 19th-century prophets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Judith Binney, published 5 May 2011