Riwhitete
Pokai
The pine tree of New Zealand
The Pine tree of
New Zealand
Riwhitete Pokai,
is my Great
Great Uncle.
Riwhitete Pokai
Pokai was born in 1820.
When he was a boy he
watched the war canoes
of Ngapuhi set forth.
Crowded with hal...
Info
Pokai was one of Hone Hekes warriors
because he was brave, not afraid of
anyone or anything. One of the
people he fou...
Riwhitete Pokai of the
Ngaphui tribe, (North
Auckland). He was
one of Hone Heke's
leading warriors in the
war of 1845.

Th...
The Big Whanau
Moewaka
(mother)

Wairuaman
gu (bro)

Ahuaneta (sis)

Riwhitete
(him)
Tattoos

Pokai moko
means Ta Moko.

But in 1840 they didn't
have needles. They had
to go through horrible
pain with ink on...
Why I chose
Rwhitete.
My Great Great Uncle is my
inspiration because he fought
for what he believed in. He
was strong and ...
THE END 	
By Karlee
Cruicksh
ank
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Riwhitete pokai

  1. 1. Riwhitete Pokai The pine tree of New Zealand
  2. 2. The Pine tree of New Zealand Riwhitete Pokai, is my Great Great Uncle.
  3. 3. Riwhitete Pokai Pokai was born in 1820. When he was a boy he watched the war canoes of Ngapuhi set forth. Crowded with half naked men, painted with black and blue tattoos. They were fighting the East Coast tribes with guns and tomahawk. Later he saw the men coming home with human flesh in baskets then putting them on to the fire getting ready for the victory feast. Then his journey began as a Ngapuhi chief.
  4. 4. Info Pokai was one of Hone Hekes warriors because he was brave, not afraid of anyone or anything. One of the people he fought with was Ruatara Tauramoko, of the blue blood clan also known as Uri-Taniwha (Children of the sea monster.) Ruatara had tattooed face, legs and arms he also had the mean pukana. He was the perfect fit for a New Zealand warrior. But he just wasn't a match for Riwhitete Pokai. They were very best friends more like family. They both vowed to fight for the tribe to give up and never give up on family. One of the fights they fought together was The Attack on Ohaeawai.
  5. 5. Riwhitete Pokai of the Ngaphui tribe, (North Auckland). He was one of Hone Heke's leading warriors in the war of 1845. This photo is The attack on Ohaeawai.
  6. 6. The Big Whanau Moewaka (mother) Wairuaman gu (bro) Ahuaneta (sis) Riwhitete (him)
  7. 7. Tattoos Pokai moko means Ta Moko. But in 1840 they didn't have needles. They had to go through horrible pain with ink on a knife and carve it in to the persons face or body. If he did not do this he would be shamed and banned from the village or sometimes the family would kill them because they were disappointed in their child.
  8. 8. Why I chose Rwhitete. My Great Great Uncle is my inspiration because he fought for what he believed in. He was strong and never gave up. He was always the best in his tribe. Pokai always aimed to do his best and never gave up in anything.
  9. 9. THE END By Karlee Cruicksh ank

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