Story: Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement

King Mahuta

King Mahuta

Tāwhiao's son Mahuta grew up during the New Zealand wars of the 1860s and received little European education. He spoke almost no English and relied on others for written communication. Mahuta ruled during a period of dire poverty and political powerlessness for Māori generally, and this weakened his movement's influence among both Māori and Pākehā.

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How to cite this page:

Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, 'Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement - Mahuta, 1894–1912', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37867/king-mahuta (accessed 16 July 2019)

Story by Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, published 20 Jun 2012