This moko belongs to Ngāi Tahu rangatira Tūhawaiki. Tūhawaiki was involved in one of the southernmost battles of the musket wars, at Tuturau, Southland, where in late 1836 or early 1837 his forces defeated Ngāti Tama forces led by Te Pūoho.
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