Story: Ngā haki – Māori and flags

United Tribes’ flag: Ngāi Tahu flag (2nd of 4)

United Tribes’ flag: Ngāi Tahu flag

This example of the United Tribes’ flag dates to the 1890s and is from Tuahiwi marae, near Rangiora. This flag was used by the Kotahitanga parliament of the 1890s.

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Private collection, Tuahiwi marae

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How to cite this page:

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