Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Ana Hato and Deane Waretini

Ana Hato and Deane Waretini

Rotorua entertainers, singers and cousins Ana Hato and Deane Waretini received contracts from Australian recording companies. This advertisement from around 1930 lists many of their records, on which they performed what had become, thanks to them, well-known Maori songs. These included ‘Waiata poi’, ‘Pōkarekare ana’ and ‘Pō atarau’.

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Reference: Eph-A-PHONO-1930-01-5

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - An adaptable Māori culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015