Welcoming speech by Haunui Tāwhiao
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Announcer Charles Bennett introduces Haunui Tāwhiao, son of King Tāwhiao and grand-uncle of King Korokī.
Haunui Tāwhiao speaks from Mahinārangi wharenui. He greets all tribes, Governor-General Sir Galway and other distinguished guests gathered for the opening of Tūrongo House and the investiture of the CBE to Princess Te Puea Hērangi.
This excerpt was taken from the recording 319774: Opening of Tūrongo House – Part One, you can listen to the full item here.
Image credit: One of the 12 original National Broadcasting Service 16-inch discs used to record these broadcasts. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision collection