Story: Ngā haki – Māori and flags

Te Arawa welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, 1901

Te Arawa welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, 1901

In 1901 the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York visited Rotorua, where an assembly of Māori tribes from around New Zealand came together. In this image Te Arawa are welcoming the duke and duchess beneath a raised flag which featured the Union Jack in the corner and the words 'Ko-Parua' (it is Parua), which may refer to Ngāti Parua – a hapū of Ngāti Pikiao.

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm Mullholland, 'Ngā haki – Māori and flags - Loyalists and flags', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35215/te-arawa-welcoming-the-duke-and-duchess-of-cornwall-and-york-1901 (accessed 22 May 2019)

Story by Malcolm Mullholland, published 20 Jun 2012