Kōrero: Tā moko

Tūmākoha

Tūmākoha

Ka noho te ahurewa tapu o Te Arawa; a Tūmākoha, ki tōna kāinga, ki te moana o Okataina, ā, mate noa ia i te tau 1895. E kīia ana i a ia te mana atua o te ao, me te pō. Waihoki ki ētahi anō tohunga whai mana, kāore ōna moko, nā te kaha tapu rawa kei pāngia e te mate.

 

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Reference: James Cowan, The Māori: yesterday and to-day. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1930, p.51

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Rawinia Higgins, 'Tā moko - Te moko me te rangatiratanga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41249/tumakoha (accessed 24 May 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins, published 5 Sep 2013