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The Tohunga Journal. Hohepa Kereopa, Rua Kenana and Maungapohatu. Paul Moon. 2008 1st edition. Auckland

One of the last remaining Maori tohunga, Hohepa Kereopa died on 4 Sept, 2007

Because of isolation, of Tuhoe kept their tohunga and knowledge longer than other tribes. Hohepa Kereopa, of Waimana, agreed to share his knowledge with the author, so that it would not be lost forever. This is the third book in this series of taonga

In this book he gives information about Rua Kenana, who was chosen by the elders when he was young, his life, healing done by him, his rise and his fall
Taneatua, Ruatoki, Whakatane, Maungapohatu

He talks of tapu, lifting tapu, mauri, karakia, eating kereru, also land matters, time in Mt Eden jail and Rua’s tangi

135pp; b/w photos; map; s/covers; excellent condition – brand new. Has been in storage

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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