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The tohunga Tumakoha

The tohunga Tumakoha

Tumakoha, of Te Arawa, was a tohunga who lived at Lake Okataina and died around 1895. He was a priest, mystic, bard and genealogist. Like other great tohunga, he was not tattooed because he was highly tapu.

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Reference: James Cowan, The Māori: yesterday and to-day. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1930, p.51

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ture – Māori and legislation - Māori traditional law', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 20 Jun 2012