Story: Ngāti Porou

Apirana Ngata, Waitangi Day, 1940

Apirana Ngata, Waitangi Day, 1940

Ngāti Porou leader and scholar Apirana Ngata helped organise the celebrations for the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1940, and the construction and opening of a carved house at Waitangi. He is seen here leading a haka at the celebrations at Waitangi. The men are from C Company of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.

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Tamati Muturangi Reedy, 'Ngāti Porou - New leaders', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Tamati Muturangi Reedy, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017