Matakite March, 1975

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Interview [in English] by an unidentfiied male broadcaster, [possibly Joe Cote] with Hana Jackson about her experiences at the beginning of the 1975 Te Rōpu Matakite land march, as a member of the group Ngā Tamatoa.

She speaks about the spirit that was within the group as they began from the Far North. She says Ngā Tamatoa were honoured that their idea was accepted by Te Rōpu Matakite that the march should begin on September14th, the start of Māori Language Week.

She says the marchers felt the spirits of their ancestors were with them, and there was great happiness among the march participants. She says Whina Cooper gave them a St Christopher's medal.

She describes the first day of the march [which appears to have begun the day before this interview], the sacrifices made by people taking part and what they hope the march will achieve.

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Year 1975

Reference number 42090

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Interviews (Sound recordings)
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Te Hemara, Hana, Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:05:00

Date [15 Sep 1975]

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