Kōrero: Tūhawaiki, Hōne

Moko of Hone Tuhawaiki

Leader of Ngai Tahu in Murihiku (the southern part of the South Island) for a decade from the mid-1830s, Hone Tuhawaiki was highly influential in the early period of European contact. He used an image of his elaborate moko (facial tattoo) in place of a signature on legal documents.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: SO6-165L/MS-0808/B

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Atholl Anderson. 'Tūhawaiki, Hōne', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/1t110/tuhawaiki-hone (accessed 29 May 2020)