A bibliography of writing by Māori in English
"Kowhitikaru." Te Ao Hou 22 (1958): 16-18.
In this account, in Māori and English, of how Kowhitikaru received its name Topa writes of Manuka, the Chief of the pa at Ahipara, who, when conducting a raid on the people at Panguru-Tarakoha, noticed that his men were in threat of defeat. Manuka called out "Have you no strength to withstand this foe? You low born fight harder. Listen to me this is the way to win - Turn out their eyes’. Kowhitikaru is ‘turn out their eyes’ in te reo Māori.
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