Story: Foreign policy and diplomatic representation

High commissioner in Malaya, 1960

New Zealand's first Māori high commissioner, Charles Moihi Bennett, took up his duties in the Federation of Malaya (later Malaysia) in 1959. This 1960 newsreel shows him visiting New Zealand troops on jungle patrol shortly before the end of the Malayan Emergency.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 101. National Film Unit, 1960

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Alliance diplomacy, 1950s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/34282/high-commissioner-in-malaya-1960 (accessed 22 February 2020)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016