Te Ua Haumene. Ua Rongo Pai. GNZMMSS 1, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland City Libraries

Te Ua Haumene. Ua Rongo Pai. GNZMMSS 1, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland City Libraries

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Te Ua Haumene. Ua Rongo Pai. GNZMMSS 1, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland City Libraries

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Ua Rongo Pai. Showing a flagpole, and flag or niu pole.

Author: Te Ua Haumēne [Horopapera Tūwhakararo]
Ref No: GNZMMSS 1
Date Created: c1860

Sketch of a niu and pennants which accompanied the waiata text of the Pai mārire or Hauhau movement, Fortunately this notebook titled, Ua Rongopai, which was retrieved from a whare Māori in the settlement of Pūtahi, January 1866, during ‘Chutes west coast campaign’ remains as a significant record of Te Ua Haumēne’s prophetic movement.

With the command, "Porini hoia!”, Te Ua Haumēne’s faithful followers would gather at the niu (a flag staff flying various pennants) to engage in the chanting of "Rire, rire, Hau!" - “Pai mārire, Hau! Hau! Hau!" (considered an equivalent to "Amen") provided the reason for the collective been named Hauhau.

Meremere Penfold provides a translation of the Ua Rongopai, in Paul Clark’s (1975), Hauhau: The Pai Mārire search for Māori identity.

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