Story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements

Engineering students' haka: 1955 (1st of 2)

Engineering students' haka: 1955

Pākehā engineering students perform a mock haka outside the Britomart Hotel, Auckland, in 1955, carrying mock taiaha and wearing grass skirts. The engineering students' haka was a pre-capping tradition that started in 1954 and ended in 1979 after protests by Māori students.

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements - Cultural rights', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35952/engineering-students-haka-1955 (accessed 22 March 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012