Story: Te Atairangikaahu Korokī Te Rata Mahuta Tāwhiao Pōtatau Te Wherowhero

Kawe mate for Dame Te Atairangikaahu, 2006

Kawe mate for Dame Te Atairangikaahu, 2006

Members of the Royal New Zealand Navy lead the advance party as the kawe mate (ceremony to remember the dead) for the late Māori queen, Te Atairangikaahu, moves onto the marae. Her son Tūheitia Paki, the Māori king, stands in the background beside a photograph of his mother held by a young mourner. In the kawe mate an image of the deceased is brought to mourners.

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Rāhui Papa and Paul Meredith. 'Te Atairangikaahu Korokī Te Rata Mahuta Tāwhiao Pōtatau Te Wherowhero', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6t4/te-atairangikaahu-koroki-te-rata-mahuta-tawhiao-potatau-te-wherowhero (accessed 21 January 2022)