Story: Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism

Ivan Sutherland, 1934

Ivan Sutherland, 1934

In the 1930s pioneering 20th-century cultural go-between Professor Ivan Sutherland worked with East Coast Māori, who later named him Paikea, after one of their founding ancestors, in gratitude. He is shown in 1934 (standing second from right in hat and glasses) at a hui at Tokomaru Bay for visitors from the Cook Islands. His son, scientist Oliver Sutherland, is himself a cultural go-between and in 1973 was a founder of the Auckland Committee on Racial Discrimination (ACORD), formed to oppose institutional racism in New Zealand society.

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Robert Consedine, 'Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism - Opposing domestic and international racism, 1960s and 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Robert Consedine, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 28 May 2018