Ethnologist Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hīroa) shakes hands with Prime Minister Peter Fraser (left) after being knighted at Government House, Wellington, in 1949. Buck's Irish-born wife Margaret stands behind them. Like many of the most effective cultural go-betweens, Buck was of mixed ethnic origin and was equally proud of both sides of his heritage.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
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