Story: Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement

Te Rata's mission to England, 1914 (1st of 2)

Te Rata's mission to England, 1914

Like Tāwhiao, his grandfather and predecessor as Māori king, Te Rata travelled to Britain to petition its monarch to return confiscated Waikato land. He is shown here at left with his companions on the 1914 journey – the King movement's premier, Tupu Taingākawa, and secretaries and interpreters Hōri Tiro Pāora and Mita Karaka. The party was officially received by King George V and his wife, but was told that they must look to the New Zealand government to redress their grievances.

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How to cite this page:

Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, 'Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement - Te Rata, 1912–1933, and Te Puea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37872/te-ratas-mission-to-england-1914 (accessed 22 January 2020)

Story by Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, published 20 Jun 2012