Kōrero: Hura, Maata Te Reo

Maata Rātana (left) and her sister, Piki-te-ora, photographed in traditional dress before their departure overseas, 1924

Maata Rātana (left) and her sister, Piki-te-ora, photographed in traditional dress before their departure overseas, 1924

Maata Te Reo Hura (then Maata Rātana) and her sister Piki-te-ora accompanied their father Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana on his overseas tours in 1924 and 1925. They were members of the Rātana Concert Party which performed to cover travel costs and to attract audiences to hear Rātana's message.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-5932-40
Photograph by Z. A. Morton

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Angela Ballara. 'Hura, Maata Te Reo', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000, updated March, 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/5h44/hura-maata-te-reo (accessed 23 September 2021)