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'Maori demonstration', 1901

'Maori demonstration', 1901

This is an invitation to the ‘Maori demonstration’ in Rotorua in 1901. These colourful invitations were given only to selected guests. The mix of New Zealand and British imagery includes the figure of a Māori woman, whose banner reads ‘Haere mai te manuhiri tuarangi’ (greetings guests from afar). The demonstration was also known as the ‘Grand Carnival of the Tribes’.

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Megan Cook, 'Royal family - Māori and the royal family', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 March 2023)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012