Story: Urban Māori

Ngāti Pōneke dance invitation (3rd of 3)

Ngāti Pōneke dance invitation

Social occasions organised by groups such as the Ngāti Pōneke Māori Association provided a welcome for Māori new to the city, and brought Māori and Pākehā into contact. Dances were often lavish, formal affairs, as this invitation of 1950 suggests.

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Reference: Eph-A-MAORI-1950-03

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Paul Meredith, 'Urban Māori - Urban networks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 July 2022)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Feb 2015