Story: Matua, Henare

Henare Matua

Henare Matua

A capable man of business who had status among both Pakeha and his Ngati Kahungunu people in Hawke’s Bay, in the 1870s Henare Matua became a leader of the Repudiation Movement. The movement sought to prevent the sale of Maori land to Pakeha, and to regain lands that had been lost.

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Angela Ballara. 'Matua, Henare', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1m27/matua-henare (accessed 2 June 2020)