Policemen with a group of Maori who participated in the Dog Tax Rebellion
- May 1898
Five members of the Ngapuhi resistance to the imposition of the dog tax, often known as the Dog Tax War, with eight policemen, taken May 1898 by Charles Dawes at Waima, Hokianga, when the protesters had surrendered. Left to right (in front of the unidentified policemen) are: Romana Te Paehangi, Hone Mete, resistance leader Hone Toia (standing), Wiremu Te Makara and Rakene Pahe.
(Identification taken from `An illustrated history of NZ' by J Bassett, J Binney & E Olsen, Wellington, 1990, p 207)
The book `Northland made to order, a district police history' by Charles Robert O'Hara, 1986, identifies the policemen in the image, and has a alternative identification of some of the rebels: Police constables, from left to right: Charles W Hendrey, John W Skinner, Alexander McGilp, John Beazley, John McNamara, Edward M Johnson, William McNeely and Douglas Gordon. Rebels: Makara, Hone Mete, Hone Toia, Eruera Rapana, and Rekini Pehi.
The group had been opposing the Hokianga County Council's dog tax. For more information see The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Vol 2, page 542-543.
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- Barrett, Fenwick, 1908-1996: Photographs relating to the Dog Tax Rebellion, Rawene
- 1 b&w copy negative(s), Negatives, Group portraits, Film negative, Orientation: Horizontal image
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