Story: Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana

Joe Hawke

Joe Hawke (left) lodged the first claim heard by the Waitangi Tribunal. It concerned the loss of tribal land at Takaparawhā (Bastion Point) in Auckland. In 1977 the tribunal rejected the claim. In this 1977 radio interview Hawke talks about why the issue was so important to his people of Ngāti Whātua.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 25 June 1978

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Sound file from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Radio New Zealand collection. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (Joe Hawke - interview/Reference number MPT 1914)

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Mark Derby, 'Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana - Forming the Waitangi Tribunal, 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012