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Policemen with a group of Maori who participated in the Dog Tax Rebellion, May 1898

Reference Number: 1/2-018754-F

Five members of the Ngapuhi resistance to the imposition of the dog tax and eight policemen, taken May 1898 by an unidentified photographer at Waima, Hokianga, when the protesters had surrendered. Left to right (in front of the unidentified policemen) are: Romana Te Paehangi, Hone Mete, resistance leader Hone Toia (standing), Wiremu Te Makara and Rakene Pahe. (Identification taken from `An illustrated history of NZ' by J Bassett, J Binney & E Olsen, Wellington, 1990, p 207)The book `Northland made to order, a district police history' by Charles Robert O'Hara, 1986, identifies the policemen in the image, and has a alternative identification of some of the rebels: Police constables, from left to right: Charles W Hendrey, John W Skinner, Alexander McGilp, John Beazley, John McNamara, Edward M Johnson, William McNeely and Douglas Gordon. Rebels: Makara, Hone Mete, Hone Toia, Eruera Rapana, and Rekini Pehi.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Group portraits, related to Hone Riiwi Toia, Hone Mete, Wiremu Te Makara, Rakene Pahe, John Beazley, Romana te Paehangi 1898, Waima, Ngapuhi and Police.

Part of:
Barrett, Fenwick, fl 1960 :Photographs relating to the Dog Tax Rebellion, Rawene, Reference Number PA-Group-00045 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w copy negative(s)Film negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The group had been opposing the Hokianga County Council's dog tax. For more information see The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Vol 2, page 542-543.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service920. Toia Hone 1898(PFP-000395)

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