Kōrero: New Zealand identity

Te Māori exhibition

Te Māori exhibition

Megan Symonds and Phillip Gemmell from Tuai School, Waikaremoana, study a Ngāti Kahungunu poutokomanawa (post figure) at the Te Māori exhibition in 1986. Te Māori was an outstanding collection of Māori art work from throughout New Zealand which had originally been put together for display internationally.  In the United States it created much interest, and when the exhibition returned home large crowds flocked to see it. Te Māori was an important moment when Māori culture came to be seen as central to New Zealand identity both at home and in the way the country was represented abroad.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1986/4400/25-F
Photograph by Greg King

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Fiona Barker, 'New Zealand identity - New Zealand’s peoples', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34618/te-maori-exhibition (accessed 1 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Fiona Barker, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012