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Investiture: Tamati Reedy (2nd of 3)

Investiture: Tamati Reedy

Governor-General Anand Satyanand performed the accolade of knighthood (better known as ‘dubbing’) of Emeritus Professor Tamati Muturangi Reedy at his investiture as a knight companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit at Hiruharama , Ruatōria, on 25 May 2011. The award was given for services to education. Consistent with popular belief, the ancient ritual of shoulder-tapping really is done with a sword, but no proclamation such as ‘Arise, Sir So-and-so,’ or ‘I hereby dub thee Sir Someone’ is used.

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Mandy Wong, 'Royal honours system - Bestowing honours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Mandy Wong, published 20 Jun 2012