Hohepa Te Umuroa (Biographical details)

Hohepa Te Umuroa (revolutionary/activist; New Zealander; Male; 1820s? - 1847)

Also known as

Te Umuroa, Hohepa


Wilkie, Ruth. 'Te Umuroa, Hohepa ? - 1847'. Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, updated 7 April 2006
URL: http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/


Maori activist; fought against the British in the Wellington area of New Zealand during the Maori wars of the 1840s. In August 1846 Te Umuroa was captured, and with four other Maori people, was sent to Hobart, 'transported as Felons for the Term of their Natural lives). Whilst in Hobart, the five were painted by colonial artist JS Prout (q.v.). On 19 July 1847 Te Umuroa died at the Darlington probation station on Maria Island, Tasmania. The four remaining Maori prisoners were released and returned to New Zealand in March 1848.