Story: Māori–Pākehā relations

Māori land march, 1975 (2nd of 3)

Māori land march, 1975

With their leaders wearing feather cloaks and carrying a ceremonial carved pole and a taiaha, the Māori land march heads south from the Auckland Harbour Bridge towards its destination in Wellington. The marchers included large numbers of Pākehā as well as Māori, and the massive protest drew the country's attention to Māori grievances over the loss of land, language and mana.

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Mark Derby, 'Māori–Pākehā relations - Māori renaissance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011