Te Reo Maori petition 40th anniversary

Te Reo Maori petition 40th anniversary
14 September 2012

Photographs taken 14 September 2012 by Dylan Owen of Te Reo Maori Society members attending commemorative reception for 40th anniversary of the presentation of the Maori Language petition to Parliament in 1972. Shows former members including John McCaffery, Lee Smith, Roger Steele, Robert Pouwhare, Joe Te Rito, Andrew Robb, accompanied by Paul Diamond, Curator Maori Turnbull Library, Glenis Philip-Barbara, CEO Maori Language Commission and unknown woman. Group poses for photographs and walks up steps of Parliament holding a photograph of the 1972 event, a t-shirt and poster from their campaign, and a photocopy of the petition.

Finding aid updated with information from Library client, 23 February 2016.

Arrangement: Files delivered to library within a folder called "Protests and Social Events (1) July-Dec 2012/Te Reo Anniversary#5D51"

On 14 September 1972 a petition organised by Te Reo Maori Society and Nga Tamatoa was presented to Parliament calling for courses in Maori language and culture to be offered in New Zealand schools.

Quantity: 15 digital photograph(s).

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Te Reo Maori petition 40th anniversary. Owen, Dylan, 1958-: Photographs. Ref: PADL-000808. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/32050889

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