Story: Ngā haki – Māori and flags

Hākari stage

Hākari stage

This giant hākari (feast) stage was sketched in 1849 in the Bay of Islands. It displays a feast put on by Ngāpuhi chiefs. A number of flags fly from the top of the construction.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: 1995-0003-1
Watercolour by Richard Aldworth Oliver

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm Mullholland, 'Ngā haki – Māori and flags - Māori adoption of flags', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/35191/hakari-stage (accessed 24 January 2019)

Story by Malcolm Mullholland, published 20 Jun 2012