Story: King Country region

Te Tokanganui-a-Noho wharenui, 1884

Te Tokanganui-a-Noho wharenui, 1884

These women were photographed outside Te Tokanganui-a-Noho wharenui (meeting house) in 1884. The wharenui was built in 1873 under the direction of 19th-century Māori leader and prophet Te Kooti, who lived in Te Rohe Pōtae from 1872 until 1893, just before his death. The wharenui, which is still standing in the centre of Te Kūiti, is a reminder of Te Kooti's time in the region.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Te Rohe Pōtae', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34850/te-tokanganui-a-noho-wharenui-1884 (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015