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1975 Māori land march

1975 Māori land march

From the late 1960s some Māori challenged the single definition of the New Zealander, arguing for a strengthening of Māori language and culture. The idea of biculturalism – one nation but two peoples – emerged. The 1975 Māori land march was an important moment in this reassertion of Māori identity. These marchers are crossing Auckland harbour bridge during their 640-kilometre walk south from Te Hāpua to the capital.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Bicultural New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1989/1975-maori-land-march (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015