Kōrero: Tōpia, Hēni Hoana and Tōpia, Mereana

Interior of the carved meeting house Rangikurukuru near Dargaville

Interior of the carved meeting house Rangikurukuru near Dargaville

Mereana Tōpia lined the meeting house her daughter Heni Hoana Tōpia had carved with bullrushes and toetoe stalks, painted the rafters and added shell ornaments.

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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 2 June 2020)