This engraving by Arnold Frederick Goodwin shows the Ngāpuhi chief Hongi Hika. Like many chiefs of the 1800s, he has a full facial moko (tattoo). Sometimes people with tattoos were described as pou (posts), because like a post they had in a sense been ‘carved’.
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