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Haka, Birkenhead, England (3rd of 3)

Haka, Birkenhead, England

New Zealand scouts holding taiaha (spears) and wearing piupiu (flax skirts) prepare to do a haka at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, England, at the third World Scout Jamboree in 1929. There is even a pātaka (storehouse) behind them in their encampment. New Zealand had also sent representatives to the first world jamboree held in London in 1918. Jamborees were a feature of the Scouting movement and were basically huge camps. Most were held at a national level – international jamborees were held less frequently.

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Helen Dollery, 'Youth organisations - Scouts and Guides', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Helen Dollery, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 31 Jan 2019