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THE UPRAISED HAND

61 x 50.5 cm, Oil on Linen, 2013

Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki (Gisborne, c. 1832-1893) Rongowhakaata iwi.
Guerrilla fighter, leader of men and the founder of the Ringatu religion (The Upraised Hand). After escaping from penal exile in the Chatham Islands, Te Kooti and followers exacted a number of murderous raids upon settlers and maori in the Bay of Plenty region sparking a huge tho' unsuccessful manhunt throughout the Urewera. Eventually pardoned (1883) he continued to spread the Ringatu message and fight for the return of appropriated land.