Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Ōrākei tangi, 1937

Ōrākei tangi, 1937

A koroua (elder) engages in whaikōrero (speech-making) at a tangi at Ōrākei, Auckland. He is supported by local women wearing and holding greenery as a sign of mourning. By the middle of the 20th century Ngāti Whātua of Ōrākei had the last 12.5 acres (5 hectares) of its land compulsorily taken by the government, and lost its last tūrangawaewae (place to stand).

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Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - Cities and Māori land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24845/orakei-tangi-1937 (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010