Goldie Painting of Maori Warrior

Goldie Painting of Maori Warrior

PATARA TE TUHI Wiremu Patara Te Tuhi was born in Waikato. His father was Paratene Te Maioha, a cousin of Potatau Te Wherowhero, the first Maori King. Te Tuhi was a second cousin of Tawhiao, Te Wherowhero's successor, and served him as editor, warrior, secretary and adviser. This copy of the painting Goldie did of him was donated by the Maioha Family to be mounted in Maunganui the Maioha cottage as he was one of their Tupuna. The letter donating the picture says On behalf of my family it is our wish to have this letter recorded, in acknowledgement of our parents Reverend Te Wirihana Tamehama Maioha also known as 'Wilson' and 'Sene' to the family and our Mum Nga Kiri Ka-Ruhe Dad was the first born of our Gran Heera Riana Maioha and George Henry Snowden. She descended frrom 'Tainui' -'Ike Ngati Mahuta' Line Photographs of our parents and our tupuna Patara Te Tuhi Maioha are enclosed

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