Audio Curios: Being a Māori is…

Justine Murray and Maraea Rakuraku from RNZ’s “Te Ahi Kaa” programme read a short excerpt from the late Ranginui Walker’s book Nga Tau Tohetohe: The Years of Anger, published in 1987 (“Te Ahi Kaa,” 11 July 2010, RNZ National).

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You can hear the full programme featuring Ranginui Walker in 2010 here.


Ranginui Walker (1932 – 2016)

Nō reira e te rangatira, takoto mai i te takotoranga o ō mātua o ō tīpuna, takoto mai, takoto. 

To Ranginui the chief, rest in peace.


This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently.

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