Whaikōrero by Te Kiri Katipa

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Waikato kaumātua Te Kiri Katipa, speaks at the pōwhiri for the Governor-General Sir George Galway at Tūrangawaewae Marae for the opening of Tūrongo House and the Investiture of Princess Te Puea Hērangi. 

His whaikōrero is translated by Tainui scholar, Pei Te Hurinui Jones.

This is followed by karanga. Commentator Charles Bennett describes the scene as the group moves onto Tūrangawaewae marae.

This excerpt was taken from the recording 319776: Opening of Tūrongo House – Part Three, 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

Catalogue Reference 319776

Year 1938

Credits

Speaker: Te Kiri Katipa
Translator: Pei Te Hurinui Jones
Commentator: Charles Bennet

Excerpt: 00:01:51

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