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Political leaders: President Nelson Mandela at Ngāruawāhia (3rd of 3)

Political leaders: President Nelson Mandela at Ngāruawāhia

Nelson Mandela, long-time political prisoner and then president of post-apartheid South Africa, had great mana in New Zealand. His 1995 visit to the country drew large crowds, such as the one seen here at Tūrangawaewae marae in Ngāruawāhia.

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Megan Cook, 'Africa and New Zealand - Politics, apartheid and sport: 1940s to 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35925/political-leaders-president-nelson-mandela-at-ngaruawahia (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012