Story: Ngā rōpū – Māori organisations

United Tribes' flag

United Tribes' flag

Two Māori are shown below the flag of the United Tribes. The United Tribes, or Wakaminenga o Nu Tirene, signed the Declaration of Independence on 28 October 1835. Their flag had already been selected and adopted the previous year.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MS-1550-120
Pencil and watercolour sketch by Edward Markham

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū – Māori organisations - 19th-century Māori organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/29677/united-tribes-flag (accessed 25 May 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017