Story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements

Ngā Tamatoa at Parliament

Ngā Tamatoa at Parliament

Ngā Tamatoa and Te Reo Māori Society Incorporated organised a petition to Parliament in 1972 asking that the Māori language be taught in schools. Members of Ngā Tamatoa then settled in for a three-week protest in the grounds of Parliament. They are (from back left) Toro Waaka (Ngāti Kahungunu), John Ohia (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga), Paul Kotara (Ngāi Tahu), Tame Iti (Ngāi Tuhoe), and (from front left) Orewa Barrett-Ohia (Ngāti Maniapoto), Rawiri Paratene (Ngāpuhi) and Tiata Witehira (Ngāpuhi).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1972/5388/11a

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements - Waitangi Day protests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35934/nga-tamatoa-at-parliament (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012