Story: King Country region

Pei Te Hurinui Jones

Pei Te Hurinui Jones

Pei Te Hurinui Jones was a 20th-century Ngāti Maniapoto leader, King movement advisor, genealogist and land administrator. He is best remembered for his editorial work on the renowned collection of Māori songs Nga moteatea after the death of the first editor, Apirana Ngata. Jones was identified by Ngata as having leadership potential when he was in his early 20s, a prediction which was borne out. His many years of research into Tainui history and genealogy culminated in Nga iwi o Tainui, a history of the Tainui tribes, which was published posthumously in 1995. This image shows Jones (left) at the opening of an academy of Māori art in Taumarunui in 1956. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Arts, culture and heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 August 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015