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Waitangi Day protest, 1984

Waitangi Day protest, 1984

Raglan kuia (female elder) and activist Eva Rickard (in headscarf) and other prominent Māori radicals lead the protest march on Waitangi Day 1984. They are walking from the marae at Te Tii (in the background) across a narrow bridge to the Treaty Grounds. By this time Waitangi Day protests had grown so large and intense that a heavy presence by police and Māori wardens was required to prevent disruption of the official celebrations.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: GH538-33
Photograph by Gil Hanly

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Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Honouring the treaty – 1940 to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36378/waitangi-day-protest-1984 (accessed 21 October 2017)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012