Story: Ngāti Raukawa

Īnia Te Wīata singing

One 20th-century Ngāti Raukawa figure was the internationally known bass Īnia Te Wīata. Here he sings a Ngāti Raukawa song, ‘He pūru taitama’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
Reference: PAColl-6208-05

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.

Sound file from Īnia Te Wīata, Waiata Maori, compact disc, Kiwi Pacific Records International, Kiwi CD SLC-225.

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Ngāti Raukawa - The 20th century onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/music/225/inia-te-wiata-singing (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017