Story: Māori overseas

Touring bands (1st of 3)

Touring bands

Pioneers in the era of Māori show bands, the Maori Hi Five played numerous styles and proved very popular. After establishing a reputation in Wellington in the 1950s, they went to Australia and later to the USA where they worked in clubs and casinos. They are shown here at the Embassy Club, London, in 1961.

Using this item

Private collection, Waihuka Te Tai

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Māori overseas - Emigration to Australia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005