The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume II: The Hauhau Wars, (1864–72)
From a photo by the Hon. Sir Maui Pomare] — The Last Niu
From a photo by the Hon. Sir Maui Pomare]
The Last Niu
This last remaining relic of the Pai-marire worship was standing at Maraekowhai, on the upper Wanganui River (53 miles above Pipiriki), when Sir Maui Pomare photographed it in 1905. It is the lower mast of a niu, or Hauhau sacred pole, with the lower yard.