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'Labour and the Maori elector'

'Labour and the Maori elector'

This 1949 Labour campaign pamphlet, written in Māori and English, is aimed at Māori voters. Depicted on the cover is Peter Buck (also known as Te Rangi Hīroa), a medical doctor who had represented the Northern Māori electorate for the Liberal Party before the Labour Party was formed. This pamphlet quotes him as crediting Labour for 'the incredible strides made by the Maori people'.

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Reference: Eph-A-NZ-LABOUR-1964

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Peter Aimer, 'Labour Party - Māori and women in the Labour Party', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/34052/labour-and-the-maori-elector (accessed 16 June 2019)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jun 2015