Kōrero: King Country region

Te Rohe Pōtae hat monuments

Te Rohe Pōtae hat monuments

Monuments in Ōtorohanga (top) and Taumarunui (bottom) commemorate the naming of Te Rohe Pōtae (the area of the hat) and the story behind it, in which King Tāwhiao (or, in some sources Wahanui Huatere) is said to have thrown a hat onto a map of the North Island. Newspapers often mentioned that Tāwhiao wore a European-style hat. Some said it was white, and a photograph of him wearing a white top hat is held by the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photographs by Janine Faulknor

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/35047/te-rohe-potae-hat-monuments (accessed 9 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015