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QUESTION: What has this famous painting got to do with our museum?
ANSWER: 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.