Story: Ngā haki – Māori and flags

United Tribes’ flag: William Yate’s flag (1st of 4)

United Tribes’ flag: William Yate’s flag

This image of the United Tribes’ flag (top) and other flags was published in an 1835 book by missionary William Yate. In this version the stars have only six points, rather than eight.

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Reference: William Yate, An account of New Zealand and of the formation and progress of the Church Missionary Society’s mission in the northern island. London: Seeley and Burnside, 1835, p. 22

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Malcolm Mullholland, 'Ngā haki – Māori and flags - Early national flags', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Malcolm Mullholland, published 20 Jun 2012