Story: Porter, Thomas William

Thomas William Porter (right) and pro-Government Māori troops outside a stockade, 1870

Thomas William Porter (right) and pro-Government Māori troops outside a stockade, 1870

Thomas William Porter's military background and command of the Māori language fitted him for the post of staff officer to Rāpata Wahawaha during the 1870 Urewera expeditions in pursuit of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Tūruki.

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How to cite this page:

J. A. B. Crawford. 'Porter, Thomas William', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2p26/porter-thomas-william (accessed 15 April 2021)