Title: Robley — Soldier with a Pencil

Author: L. W. Melvin

Publication details: Tauranga Historical Society, 1957

Digital publication kindly authorised by: Ronald Melvin

Part of: The Moko Texts Collection

This text is the subject of: National Library of New Zealand Catalogue

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Robley — Soldier with a Pencil

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Te Kani, of the Ngaiterangi tribe, Tauranga. Drawn from life by 2nd Lieut. H. G. Robley, who noted his tattoo as showing good nose-marking.

Said to be a brother of Rawiri Puhirake who commanded the Maoris when they defeated the British at Gate Pa, April 29th, 1864.