He Moemoeā whakapapa’s back almost 200 years to the early colonial period in Aotearoa’s past. It is a translation and re-publishing of ‘Aporos’ sketches. These sketches intimately record his experiences resisting Pākehā forces yet have been marginalised by the colonial historical cannon. The piece visually translates and re-illustrates Rota Waitapu’s diary of sketches. In an attempt to challenge colonial remembrance practices.He Moemoeā sits as a counter-monument within our current colonial landscape while acting as a case study for design translation.