Although Te Rata's 1914 mission to the British monarch did not yield practical results, his personal audience with King George V was seen by his followers as a recognition of his authority. Te Rata was given a triumphal welcome on his return in September 1914. This photo shows the King movement's brass band, in traditional costume, heading the procession from Huntly railway station. The welcome was organised by Te Rata's cousin, Te Puea Hērangi, who soon became the Kīngitanga's most influential figure.
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