This is the wedding photo of Niniwa-i-te-rangi (seated, right), who was marrying a much younger man, Tamaihotua Āporo, in the early 1900s. Niniwa was from Ngāti Kahungunu, and was a renowned orator, regularly speaking on the marae. She was also a strong land-rights advocate and had been a prominent figure within the Kotahitanga parliament. Behind her, from left, are Hare Hongi (Henry Matthew Stowell), Maata Te Awa and Alf Needham.
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