Story: Kotahitanga – unity movements

Māori parliament at Ōrākei

This sketch was printed in the Illustrated London News in 1880. It shows the Māori parliament held at Ōrākei, Auckland, in 1879. This parliament was organised and led by Paora Tūhaere, the Ngāti Whātua leader. The image at the top right shows Ōrākei from the shore. The main image is of discussions going on during the parliament, and the bottom image shows Ōrākei village.

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Basil Keane, 'Kotahitanga – unity movements - Parliamentary unity movements, 1870 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012