Story: Ngā rōpū – Māori organisations

Te Wherowhero, 1844

Te Wherowhero, a rangatira of the Waikato tribe, shown here in 1844, was appointed the first Māori king in 1858, and became known as Pōtatau Te Wherowhero. The Kīngitanga, the King Movement, was still flourishing in the 2000s. The Māori King in 2010, Tūheitia Paki, was a direct descendant of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero. The other two chiefs beside him are Te Waru (centre) and Te Pakaru.

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū – Māori organisations - 19th-century Māori organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/29679/te-wherowhero-1844 (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017