Te Puea Hērangi addresses the hui
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Announcer Charles Bennett introduces Te Puea Hērangi, who speaks from Mahinārangi wharenui.
Te Puea greets the tribes who have gathered, acknowledges their canoe of origin and speaks of the genealogical links that bind them. She makes special mention of Sir Apirana Ngata and his ongoing support in realising her dream of building Tūrongo House.
Read more about 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: Princess Te Kirihaehae Te Puea Herangi. Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 2. Ref: PAColl-5584-58. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23249698