Story: Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement

King Korokī, 1933

King Korokī, 1933

The youthful and shy King Korokī Te Rata Mahuta Pōtatau Te Wherowhero is shown here (centre) in around 1933, the year he was appointed fifth Māori king. With him are his chief adviser, Pei Te Hurinui Jones (left), and Te Kiri Kātipa. Korokī was not an articulate figure and was deeply reluctant to assume the kingship.

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Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, 'Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement - Korokī, 1933–1966', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 2 Mar 2023