Rua Kenana

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Rua Kenana Hepetipa Tuhoe prophet

There is no better way to learn about our ancestors and history than to go back to our marae and family to ask the questions. John encourages us to speak with those whom have first-hand knowledge, however, here are a few interesting links to explore:

The following link is to a biography, written by Judith Binney,  first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, vol 3, 1996.
Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand,

More links:
Visit Ngai Tuhoe Children of the Mist website to learn more about Rua and other interesting articles and photos of the Tuhoe people:

Visit Manatū Taonga NZ Ministry for Culture and Heritage:

A memorial tribute to Rua Kenana, remembering NZ peacemakers on ANZAC day:

Mihaia The Prophet Rua Kenana and His Community at Maungapohatu, a book written by Judith Binney, Gillian Chaplin and Craig Wallace with blessing of Tuhoe elders. You can purchase the book at this link. Mihaia is an historical study with over 200 pages of photographs, facts and whakapapa. (Highly recommended)
Mihaia the book

A Māori Television news clip detailing the centenary commemoration of the Police invasion of Maungapohatu and Rua’s arrest in 1916

A clip from the New Zealand Wars television series by Professor James Belich

A Natives Affairs exclusive story by Oriini Kaipara detailing the statutory pardon being sought by Rua’s descendants

Tuhoe - Rua Kenana a song written and performed by Children of the Mist

Visit Maungapohatu Marae in this NZ On Screen culture showcase series Marae DIY episode filmed at Maunagpohatu in 2015

Māori Television series The Prophets, series 1 episode 5 Rua is described as the heir to Te Kooti Arikirangi

Architect Rau Hoskins looks at Māori architecture around New Zealand. In this full length episode Rau guides us through a look at Rua Kenana’s extraordinary circular meeting house Hiona. Ft John Rua

Maori Television report on the Statutory Pardon for Rua Kenana September 9, 2017

One News report on the Statutory Pardon for Rua Kenana September 9, 2017

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