Kōrero: Porter, Thomas William

Thomas William Porter (right) and pro-Government Maori troops outside a stockade, 1870

Thomas William Porter (right) and pro-Government Maori troops outside a stockade, 1870

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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Alexander Turnbull Library, James Cowan Collection (PAColl-3033)
Reference: 1/2-011006; F
Photograph by James Cowan

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

J. A. B. Crawford. 'Porter, Thomas William', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/2p26/porter-thomas-william (accessed 28 February 2020)