Story: Whanganui tribes

Whanganui Māori and the Moutoa flag (3rd of 3)

Whanganui Māori and the Moutoa flag

The Pākehā women of Whanganui town were also relieved after the Battle of Moutoa, so they prepared a flag. Of white silk, it was 2.5 metres long and featured a Māori and a European hand clasped in friendship beneath a crown. The flag was presented to the local tribes on the occasion of the unveiling of the Moutoa memorial. In this photo, taken about 1897, local warriors pose beneath the flag.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tourist and Publicity Department Collection
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David Young, 'Whanganui tribes - Wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2185/whanganui-maori-and-the-moutoa-flag (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by David Young, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017