1974 Polynesian Festival

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1974 Polynesian Festival.


The 1974 Waiariki Regional Polynesian Festival brought a large gathering of Maori into Kawerau.

In this image Mr George Hata issues the challenge to official visitors, from right: Mr Matiu Rata, Member of Parliament for Northern Maori;
Dame Te Ata – i – irangi Kaahu, Maori Queen; Mrs H. Forbes, the Queen’s attendant; Unknown; Mr Koro Wetere, Member of Parliament for Western Maori on the far left.


Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum 2013.92 (cropped)