Story: Kotahitanga – unity movements

T. W. Rātana travelling to London

T. W. Rātana travelling to London

Māori prophet T. W. Rātana stands beside the ship Barabool in South Africa on his way to London in 1924 to present a petition protesting against breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi. Rātana led a kotahitanga movement which sought to unite Māori under a religious and political banner.

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Basil Keane, 'Kotahitanga – unity movements - Kotahitanga movements in the 20th and 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 October 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012