Story: Māori Studies – ngā tari Māori

Koro Dewes, Tikitiki, 1965 (1st of 2)

Koro Dewes, Tikitiki, 1965

Te Kapunga (Koro) Dewes (elevated at right) is seen at his home marae of Tikitiki on the East Coast in this 1965 photo. He is recording Paul Weka (third from left) explaining how kiekie (Freycinetia banksii) leaves are boiled in preparation for weaving. The following year Dewes joined the Department of Māori studies staff at Victoria University of Wellington. He regularly led groups of students to stay at Tikitiki marae, where they could experience a living and vibrant Māori-speaking community.

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Tairawhiti Museum, Te Whare Taonga O Te Tairawhiti
Reference: Gisborne Photo News, 16 June 1965, p. 55

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Ranginui Walker, 'Māori Studies – ngā tari Māori - Māori studies expands to other universities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Ranginui Walker, published 22 Oct 2014