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Māori Language Petition 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Fifty years on to the day it was taken to Parliament on 14 September the Māori language petition (Te Petihana) is being exhibited in full at the National Library.

Bring your whānau along to view this taonga.

The presentation of the petition marks a major turning point in the survival of te reo Māori.

More than 30,000 people from around the country, Māori and non-Māori signed Te Petihana. The petition was led by rangatahi from Te Reo Māori Society and Ngā Tamatoa who wanted te reo Māori taught in all schools.  


Event details
Te Puna Foundation Gallery (next to café), National Library, corner of Molesworth & Aitken St, Wellington
Exhibition runs from Wenerei 14 o Hepetema (Wednesday 14 September) to Saturday 3 December.

Kore utu | Free to attend


See more information about this event at the National Library website.


Photo credit: Fairfax Sunday Newspapers, Auckland Star collection.