Story: Kotahitanga – unity movements

Repudiation movement

Repudiation movement

These are members of the repudiation movement, which was based in Hawke's Bay and led by Hēnare Matua. The movement worked together with sympathetic Pākehā to question land sales that it believed had been undertaken fraudulently. Many of the Māori leaders of the repudiation movement later went on to be leaders within the Kotahitanga movement.

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Basil Keane, 'Kotahitanga – unity movements - Parliamentary unity movements, 1870 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33587/repudiation-movement (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012