Sir Apirana Ngata welcomes Governor-General Galway

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On behalf of all iwi gathered, Sir Apirana Ngata greets Governor-General Sir George Galway in English, at Tūrangawaewae Marae for the opening of Tūrongo House and the investiture of Princess Te Puea Hērangi with the CBE. 

Ngata begins with a comment, in te reo, to Te Arawa performers to wait until after he finishes speaking!  

In his speech Ngata reflects on the adjustments Māori have had to make and speaks about the support the Kīngitanga enjoys from different, but not all, iwi.

This excerpt was taken from the recording 319776: Opening of Tūrongo House – Part Three, you can listen to the full item here.

Image credit: Sir Apirana Turupa Ngata. Ref: 1/2-029390-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22859851

Catalogue Reference 319776

Year 1938


Speaker: Sir Apirana Ngata
Commentator: Charles Bennett

Excerpt: 00:03:16

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