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.

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Carl Walrond, 'Māori overseas - Emigration to Australia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4164/touring-bands (accessed 21 November 2018)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005