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 (seated, centre), and secretaries and interpreters Hōri Tiro Pāora and Mita Karaka. The party was received by King George V and his wife, but told they must look to the New Zealand government for redress for their grievances.
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