Story: Māori theatre - te whare tapere hōu

Te Ohu Whakaari, 1984

Te Ohu Whakaari, 1984

NZ Drama School graduate Rangimoana Taylor formed the theatre company Te Ohu Whakaari in the late 1970s and toured nationally for 15 years. This 1984 photo shows members of the group before a performance at Wellington's New Depot Theatre (later Taki Rua). From left are Maringikura Campbell, Himiona Grace, Michael Grace, Apirana Taylor and Briar Grace-Smith. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1984/3305a/8
Photograph by Stuart Ramson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby and Briar Grace-Smith, 'Māori theatre - te whare tapere hōu - First Māori theatre companies, 1970–1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Mark Derby and Briar Grace-Smith, published 22 Oct 2014