Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Mere Kuru

Mere Kuru

Mere Kuru of Ngāti Tamaterā opposed the opening of the Ōhinemuri goldfield for many years; it was finally opened in 1875. This photograph was used by Gottfried Lindauer as the basis for his 1903 portrait of her.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: James Cowan, The Maori: yesterday and to-day. Wellington: Whitcombe & Tombes, 1930, p. 195.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Māori society, 1840 to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30454/mere-kuru (accessed 12 August 2020)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016