Speech given by Te Kiri Katipa
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Announcer Charles Bennett introduces Waikato kaumātua Te Kiri Katipa.
From Mahinārangi wharenui, Katipa adds to the speeches of welcome and recalls relationships with English royalty over time.
This excerpt was taken from the recording 319774: Opening of Tūrongo House – Part One, you can listen to the full item here.
Image credit: King Koroki Te Rata Mahuta Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero (centre), with Pei Te Hurinui Jones (left), and Te Kiri Katipa. Ref: PAColl-0671-01. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22908707