H. M. Tawhai

Of Waima, Hokianga


  • "Ki a te Kai Tuhi o te Waka Māori/To the Editor of the Waka Māori." Te Waka Māori O Niu Tirani 11.24 (Tihema [December] 14 1875): 295-297.
  • In this letter dated 8 November 1875, Tawhai writes a tribute to Penetana Papahurihia who died on 3 November 1875. He states that Papahuihia was a ‘great magician, and descended from a race of magicians’ and that initially when the missionaries came he ‘clung to his witchcraft’ but was later converted to Christianity.