Story: Extinctions

Rewi Maniapoto with huia feathers (2nd of 3)

This portrait of Rewi Maniapoto, chief of the Ngāti Maniapoto tribe, shows him wearing a pair of huia feathers, a mark of high status.

Listen to Hēnare Hāmana imitating the call of the huia.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Huia calls/Reference number T2926)

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-204-q-016
Photolithograph by Leonard Mitchell

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Richard Holdaway, 'Extinctions - Smaller birds, reptiles, frogs, fish, plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Richard Holdaway, published 24 Sep 2007