Story: Royal honours system

Sir Peter Buck's investiture

In 1949 Māori leader, politician and scholar Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hīroa) was knighted at Government House in Wellington. Of all the honours he received, it was the one he valued most highly. This newsreel shows scenes before and after the investiture ceremony.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 396. National Film Unit, 1949

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Mandy Wong, 'Royal honours system - History and overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Mandy Wong, published 20 Jun 2012