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 the leader and prophet Te Kooti, who lived in Te Rohe Pōtae from 1872 until just before his death in 1893. The wharenui, which is still standing in the centre of Te Kūiti, is a reminder of Te Kooti's sojourn in the region.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Cussen Collection (PAColl-4069)
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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 30 January 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015