Story: Ngāpuhi

United Tribes' flag

United Tribes' flag

The flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand became the symbol of the Declaration of Independence in 1835, which recognised the sovereignty of Māori over New Zealand. It remains significant in the Ngāpuhi region.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James Laurenson Collection
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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāpuhi - Early European contact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/409/united-tribes-flag (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017