Mere Kuru of Ngāti Tamaterā opposed the opening of the Ōhinemuri goldfield for many years; it was finally opened in 1875. This photograph was used by Gottfried Lindauer as the basis for his 1903 portrait of her.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: James Cowan, The Maori: yesterday and to-day. Wellington: Whitcombe & Tombes, 1930, p. 195.
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