Story: Urban Māori

Auckland Māori Community Centre

Auckland Māori Community Centre

Young people dance the twist at an Auckland Māori Community Centre social in the 1960s. The centre was one of the first purpose-built venues in Auckland for urban Māori to gather, not just for social occasions but for more formal events such as hui (meetings) or tangi (funerals).

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAMK W3495/28H
Photograph by Ans Westra

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Paul Meredith, 'Urban Māori - Urban marae', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Feb 2015