RC2009/2/07/17 - Tomika Te Mutu

Tomika Te Mutu.

A chief of rank of the Ngaiterangi tribe of Tauranga. He was a truculent, treacherous savage, who in the wars between the Thames and Tauranga tribes, kept himself out of the fighting, and danger by playing fast and loose with both sides alternately. During the European fighting at Tauranga, he pursued the same tactics as those for which he had previously distinguished himself in Maori warfare. He had a sullen morose appearance which was increased by the darkness and close tatooing of his face.

James Mackay

Late Civil Commissioner N.Z.

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