Story: Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement

Royal tour

During the 1953–54 royal tour of New Zealand, Queen Elizabeth II visited Tūrangawaewae marae. It was supposed to be a brief, three-minute stop, but became a significant visit. Princess Piki, who would later be Te Arikinui Te Ātairangikaahu, the first Māori queen, escorted Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip inside the wharenui Mahinaarangi at Queen Elizabeth's request.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade No. 17. National Film Unit, 1954

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How to cite this page:

Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, 'Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement - Korokī, 1933–1966', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 2 Mar 2023