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
Permission of the Hocken Library Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. Further information may be obtained from the Library through its website.