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Māori Language Week protest march


People march in Wellington on 1 August 1980, during Māori Language Week, to demand that the Māori language have equal status with English. Seven years later Māori became an official language of New Zealand.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP/1980/2470/20A-F

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