Story: Māori composers – ngā kaitito waiata

Tuini Ngāwai and Ngoi Pēwhairangi, 1943

Tuini Ngāwai and Ngoi Pēwhairangi, 1943

Two generations of great East Coast songwriters appear in this photo – Tuini Ngāwai (left) and her niece Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi. They are taking part in the celebrations for the posthumous presentation of the Victoria Cross won by Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu to his parents, at Ruatōria in October 1943. 

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Māori composers – ngā kaitito waiata - Later composers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44281/tuini-ngawai-and-ngoi-pewhairangi-1943 (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 22 Oct 2014