Kōrero: Tōpia, Hēni Hoana and Tōpia, Mereana

Exterior of the carved meeting house Rangikurukuru near Dargaville

Exterior of the carved meeting house Rangikurukuru near Dargaville

Heni Hoana Topia studied carving under Pine Taiapa so that she could construct a Te Whakatohea meeting house for her mother Mereana Topia.

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Agnes Patricia Daley and Janie Topia. 'Tōpia, Hēni Hoana and Tōpia, Mereana', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/4t23/topia-heni-hoana (accessed 23 November 2019)