Story: Te kawa o te marae

Tamahau Mahupuku and the Hikurangi Brass Band (1st of 2)

Tamahau Mahupuku and the Hikurangi Brass Band

Tamahau Mahupuku, a wealthy Ngāti Kahungunu political leader, sits in the front of this wagon which leads a procession involving the Hikurangi Brass Band, which he sponsored. The band played at the welcome for tribes to the Kotahitanga Māori parliament at Pāpāwai near Greytown, in Wairarapa, in 1897.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Te kawa o te marae - Mythology and history of marae protocol', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013