1975 MĀORI LAND MARCH: In 1975, about 5,000 marchers, led by Whina Cooper, arrived at Parliament and presented a petition signed by 60,000 people to Prime Minister Bill Rowling. The primary aim of the hīkoi (march) was to call for an end to the alienation (sale) of Māori land. Here is a poem by Hone Tuwhare, New Zealand’s most distinguished Maori poet writing in English, about this historic event.

1975 MĀORI LAND MARCH: In 1975, about 5,000 marchers, led by Whina Cooper, arrived at Parliament and presented a petition signed by 60,000 people to Prime Minister Bill Rowling. The primary aim of the hīkoi (march) was to call for an end to the alienation (sale) of Māori land. Here is a poem by Hone Tuwhare, New Zealand’s most distinguished Maori poet writing in English, about this historic event.

Drawing from a set of 12 for Hone Tuwhare’s book: Mihi; collected poems. (Penguin, 1987) #hotere #maori

Drawing from a set of 12 for Hone Tuwhare’s book: Mihi; collected poems. (Penguin, 1987) #hotere #maori

rain/hone/tuwhare - Google Search

rain/hone/tuwhare - Google Search

'for this is no ordinary sun' - hone tuwhare. the greatest.

'for this is no ordinary sun' - hone tuwhare. the greatest.

Drunk - Hone Tuwhare - Type in Motion

Drunk - Hone Tuwhare - Type in Motion

But, I protest my love for you isn't minimal, it is animal : Hone Tuwhare (Sarah Maxey print)

But, I protest my love for you isn't minimal, it is animal : Hone Tuwhare (Sarah Maxey print)

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