Harry Wikaira

From Ongarue, in the King Country.


  • "The White Man’s tattoo." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 7 (28 Mar. 1988): 25.
  • This poem is a critique of the milling and burning off of the native forests, and the replanting with exotic species such as the pine tree. The poet decries the ‘ugly’ pine and contends that the Pakeha ‘don’t know what / beauty is / when it’s there in front of them’.