Story: Ngā haki – Māori and flags

United Tribes’ flag: the 1888–89 ‘Native’ rugby team (4th of 4)

United Tribes’ flag: the 1888–89 ‘Native’ rugby team

In 1888–89 the New Zealand ‘Native’ rugby team toured Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Most of its players were Māori, with several Pākehā included. The flags behind them in this photo are the Union Jack (on the right) and a flag based on the United Tribes’ flag of 1834.

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Malcolm Mullholland, 'Ngā haki – Māori and flags - Early national flags', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35196/united-tribes-flag-the-1888-89-native-rugby-team (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by Malcolm Mullholland, published 20 Jun 2012