HONGI'S HIKOI: A TRIO OF TRAVELERS

Series of bicentennial commemorative events

HONGI'S HIKOI: A TRIO OF TRAVELERS

A series of bicentennial commemorative events and educational initiatives.​

  • In 1820, Hongi Hika, Waikato and missionary Thomas Kendall traveled to England, each for their own reasons.

  • They assisted the Prof Samuel Lee in compiling a Maori-English dictionary at Cambridge University, the pair of chiefs were introduced to the Peerage in the House of Lords, and were granted an audience with King George IV.

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