Story: Hongi Hika

Waikato (left), Hongi Hika (centre) and Thomas Kendall (right)

Waikato (left), Hongi Hika (centre) and Thomas Kendall (right)

In 1820 missionary Thomas Kendall (right) visited England with Ngāpuhi chiefs Waikato (left) and Hongi Hika (centre); while there the three were painted by James Barry.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-618
Oil Painting by James Barry

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How to cite this page:

Angela Ballara. 'Hongi Hika', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1h32/hongi-hika (accessed 27 September 2020)