Story: Moriori

Albatross feathers

Albatross feathers

During the Chatham Islands celebrations for Rēkohu in 1991, Moriori descendants wore albatross feathers in their hair. A traditional symbol of peace, these feathers were presented to the visiting dignitaries.

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Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, 'Moriori - The second dawn', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017