29 Nov 2005

He Rerenga Kōrero

From the collecton Treaty of Waitangi

Māori Marsden died at his home in Te Koopuru in June 1993. He was a scholar, a theologian, a war veteran, a chaplain for the Navy, and a man who crusaded for social justice for his people.

In this 1985 programme Rev Māori Marsden speaks before the Waitangi Tribunal on the Ōrākei Marae in support of Ngāti Whātua's claim for the return of their land at Bastion Point.

He speaks about the alienation of his people from the land; the concept of turangawaewae; equality with kin and other citizens living in Auckland; the marae as the hearth for education; mauri in the land and the world of the senses.

(Sound Archives MPT HRK 930707)