Under drizzly skies, thousands of people crammed into Parliament grounds in Wellington on 13 October 1975, at the end of the historic Māori land march. Ngāpuhi leader Whina Cooper had led the march from Te Hāpua in the far north to protest against the continuing loss of Māori land. This action brought treaty issues to public attention more strongly than at any time since the 19th century.
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