Story: Hōiho – horses and iwi

Clerk of the course

Clerk of the course

This striking rider was the clerk of the course at a Māori race meeting in the Waikato, around the 1930s. Māori have had a long involvement in horse racing. They began organising their own races from the 1870s, usually in tribal groups.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-1045-1/4-F

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Basil Keane, 'Hōiho – horses and iwi - Horsemanship', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015