Story: Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society

Te Rangitopeora

Te Rangitopeora

Te Rangitopeora was a renowned woman of rank of Ngāti Toarangatira and Ngāti Raukawa. She was a niece of Te Rauparaha and sister of Te Rangihaeata. She was one of very few women to sign the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Oil on canvas by Gottfried Lindauer

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Basil Keane, 'Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society - Class, status and rank', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/31121/te-rangitopeora (accessed 24 January 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011