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Tukukino 1878

Tukukino, an old fighting chief of the Ngati Tamatera people of the Hauraki district, North Island, New Zealand, circa 1880. He is pictured wearing a pohoi ear ornament made from the skin of the huia, an ornament often worn by high-born chiefs in the years before the bird became extinct. Tukukino was famous for his determined opposition to the opening up of the Ohinemuri area for goldmining. Lindauer painted this portrait in 1878.

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