Story: Māori clothing and adornment – kākahu Māori

Thomas McKenzie's funeral procession, 1911 (3rd of 3)

Thomas McKenzie's funeral procession, 1911

Thomas McKenzie, whose life was saved by Ruhia Pōrutu's cloak in 1840, later became a prominent newspaper proprietor. He remained a friend of Ruhia and her family. When he died in 1911 her cloak was placed over his coffin (seen here carried down Wellington's Boulcott Street).

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Awhina Tamarapa and Patricia Wallace, 'Māori clothing and adornment – kākahu Māori - Ngā taonga tuku iho – traditional Māori dress', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40982/thomas-mckenzies-funeral-procession-1911 (accessed 23 February 2020)

Story by Awhina Tamarapa and Patricia Wallace, published 5 Sep 2013