Story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements

Protesting the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi

Protesting the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi

A group of protesters look out from the roof of a bus at Waitangi in 1990, on the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Flags, including the Kotahitanga (Māori parliament movement) and tino rangatiratanga (self-determination) flags, fly from the bus, and banners hang from it displaying phrases such as '150 years of oppression', illustrating disquiet with the commemorations.

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements - Historic Māori protest', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35929/protesting-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-treaty-of-waitangi (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012