Story: Muriwhenua tribes

Whina Cooper and Duncan MacIntyre

Whina Cooper and Duncan MacIntyre

Muriwhenua tribes have played a significant role in Māori politics since the 1960s. In 1975 Whina Cooper of Te Rarawa became a major national figure when, at the age of 79, she led a land protest march from Te Hāpua to Wellington. Here she greets the minister of Māori affairs, Duncan MacIntyre, with a traditional hongi (pressing of noses) before discussing land issues in February 1976.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1976/0596/17A

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Muriwhenua tribes - European contact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 June 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017