These resources and text relate to Te Rangitopeora (Ngāti Toarangatira and Ngāti Raukawa). They have been sourced and collated from DigitalNZ and other websites.
'Te Rangitopeora', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/people/te-rangitopeora, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 22-May-2018Adapted from the DNZB biography by Teremoana Sparks and W. H. Oliver
In Lindauer's painting above, Te Rangitopeora is wearing 3 pounamu hei tiki, three pounamu drop pendants, a shark tooth and red seal wax earring, 4 huia feathers in her hair and a kaitaka korowai (cloak with double tāniko borders). She also has a moko kauae. Each of these taonga reveals how much mana she had in her community and beyond.
Artefact, Episode 6 — Huia bird feathers are an artefact and a relic of a prized and now extinct bird.
Rangi Topeora— Rangi Toperoa, was of Ngāti Toa and Ngāti Raukawa descent.
She signed— Te Rangitopeora signed the Treaty of Waitangi.
Te mana o te wāhine– historic Māori women of rank.
Te Rangitopeora— a biography.
Te Rangitopeora — a short biography.
Te Rangi Topeora — the Queen of the South.
The Queen of the South — Te Rangitopeora was born at Kawhia in the Waikato.
Why was it that some Māori women signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840 but could not vote until 1893?
Who gets their portrait painted?
What does this portrait say about Te Rangitopeora?
He aha ngā tikanga i ngā wā o mua kia mau moko kauae koe? Kei te mana tonu ērā tikanga i ēnei rā?
What is your fertile question?