Story: Waiata hōu – contemporary Māori songs

Alfred Hill performing a haka (2nd of 2)

Alfred Hill performing a haka

Composer and conductor Alfred Hill gives his all in a haka in front of Māori students at Whangamarino Māori school, near Rotorua, in 1952. The children are greatly entertained by his performance.

Using this item

New Zealand Herald
Reference: John Thomson, A distant music: the life and times of Alfred Hill 1870-1960. Auckland: Oxford University Press, 1980, p. 211

Permission of the New Zealand Herald must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Piri Sciascia and Paul Meredith, 'Waiata hōu – contemporary Māori songs - Origins of contemporary waiata', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44798/alfred-hill-performing-a-haka (accessed 21 July 2019)

Story by Piri Sciascia and Paul Meredith, published 22 Oct 2014