Te Puea Herangi
The Reluctant Maori Royal
The reluctant royal who became the Maori’s greatest leader.
Cut Content: Accent Marks
Unfortunately, the accent marks over the words “pākehā” and “Māori” didn’t make it through the various stages of book editing intact – that’s how they should be spelled!
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The building being constructed in the background is the Mahinarangi meeting house at Tūrangawaewae Marae – which Te Puea Herangi herself had built. It continues to be a very important building to the Māori people.
As she tended to gardens both there and elsewhere, and she was temperate, she is here seen pouring out a beer to feed the plants.
She also tended pigs and looked after a large number of children – both are seen in the background.
The man on the left is modeled after Cyril Newhall, one of the pākehā with whom Te Puea Herangi worked most closely.