Story: Dalmatians

Inaugural Tarara Day, Henderson, Auckland, 1999 (1st of 3)

Inaugural Tarara Day, Henderson, Auckland, 1999

Few Dalmatian women arrived until the 1920s, and many earlier Dalmatian gum diggers married and had children with Māori women. Tarara Day serves as a celebration for those who have Dalmatian and Māori descent. Dalmatian music, kapa haka (Māori performing arts) and a hāngī (food cooked in an earth oven) are all on the agenda.

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Private collection, Senka Bozic

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Dalmatians - Dalmatian culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2267/inaugural-tarara-day-henderson-auckland-1999 (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015