Story: Ngāti Apa

Rātana movement publicity drive

Rātana movement publicity drive

In this photograph Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana holds a Rātana flag while being driven through Taupō, probably in 1921 or 1922. In those years he travelled with his supporters throughout New Zealand to publicise his spiritual teachings.

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Grant Huwyler, 'Ngāti Apa - Spiritual and political leadership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by Grant Huwyler, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017