Thomas William Porter (right) and pro-Government Maori troops outside a stockade, 1870Whai muri
Thomas William Porter's military background and command of the Maori language fitted him for the post of staff officer to Rapata Wahawaha during the 1870 Urewera expeditions in pursuit of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki.
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