In 1947, when this newsreel was made, New Zealand society was overwhelmingly monocultural. Māori culture was confined mainly to very small and remote rural communities such as Ruatōria, on the East Coast. This film shows a small but important exception to the dominance of non-Māori culture in mid-20th-century New Zealand.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 324. National Film Unit, 1947
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