Story: Intermarriage

Books and movies: To love a Maori (1st of 2)

Books and movies: To love a Maori

Rudall and Ramai Hayward's 1972 feature film To love a Maori dealt with Māori–Pākehā intermarriage, still a contentious subject at that time. Tama, played by Val Irwin of Wairoa, moves from his rural marae to Auckland and falls in love with a Pākehā student dancer, played by Marie Searell. Her parents strongly object to their relationship.

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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Hayward Collection
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Angela Wanhalla, 'Intermarriage - 20th-century intermarriage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Angela Wanhalla, published 5 May 2011