Story: Biculturalism

Manutahi School, Ruatōria area, 1947

In 1947, when this newsreel was made, New Zealand society was overwhelmingly monocultural. Māori culture was confined mainly to very small and remote rural communities such as Ruatōria, on the East Coast. This film shows a small but important exception to the dominance of non-Māori culture in mid-20th-century New Zealand.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 324. National Film Unit, 1947

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Janine Hayward, 'Biculturalism - From bicultural to monocultural, and back', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2021)

Story by Janine Hayward, published 20 Jun 2012