As the grandson of Tuperiri who had led Ngāti Whātua in its conquest of the Auckland isthmus, Āpihai Te Kawau became a very important leader of Ngāti Whātua. After signing the Treaty of Waitangi Āpihai made land available for settlement on Waitematā Harbour. This lithograph was published in 1842.
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