Tōku Reo, Tōku Ohooho: Te Huringa Tau 50 o Te Petihana Reo Māori | Te Petihana Reo Māori 50th Anniversary Exhibition
I whakatakotohia te petihana reo Māori ki te Whare Pāremata i te 14 o ngā rā o Hepetema i te tau 1972. 50 tau ki mua nei, ka whakaaturia te petihana me tōna katoa.
Haria mai tō whānau ki te kite i te taonga nei.
Ko tēnei petihana tētahi o ngā waka utanga nui i āki i te oranga tonutanga o te reo Māori.
Neke atu i te 30,000 tāngata, Māori mai, tauiwi mai, i haina i te petihana. He mea whakahaere tēnei petihana e te hunga rangatahi o Te Hohaieti o Te Reo Māori me Ngā Tama Toa, ko tā rātou kaupapa, kia whakaakona te reo ki ngā kura.
Fifty years to the day it was taken to Parliament on 14 September the Māori language petition (Te Petihana) is being exhibited in its entirety.
Bring your whānau along to view this taonga.
The 1972 petition being presented to Parliament was 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.
Nā Fairfax Sunday Newspapers Auckland Star collection te whakaahua.
Photo credit: Fairfax Sunday Newspapers Auckland Star collection