Kōrero: Gangs

Patch, colours and salute (2 o 3)

Patch, colours and salute

Gangs identify themselves to other members, rival gangs and the public by patches, colours, insignia and salutes. The Mongrel Mob's colour is red. Facial and body tattoos of insignia are also common. All Mob patches feature a version of the gang's symbol, the bulldog, often wearing a studded collar.

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Reference: 13447
Photograph by John Cowpland

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Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Māori gangs and Pacific youth gangs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28248/patch-colours-and-salute (accessed 18 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Oct 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020 me te āwhina o Jarrod Gilbert