Find out more about this item:
Continuation of the Te Māori exhibition at the Otago Museum.
- Unidentified speaker welcoming all to the venue.(Manuhiri)
- Kinaki : Kati ra e Api te takoto ra
- Kaikōrero pakeha (Teacher at Verdon College)
- kinaki : Matou ka ora (Verdon College Invercargill)
- Kaikōrero : Peter Te Tai (Ngapuhi) living in the South Island.
- Waiata : To reo karanga e.
- Himene : E te Atua kuai ruia nei.
- Kaikōrero : Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan speaks about the opening she
attended of an exibition of contempory Māori art the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
- Kaikōrero: Mori Ellison Pickering, a well-known Māori singer speaks
about her experiences in the 1920s and 30s as a member of the famous Waiata Choir, lead by Reverend Seamer. She lists the members of the choir during her time. She joined in 1927. They toured Australia and were then invited to go to England. Several recordings of the choir, made in England, are played during the interview.
"Awhi Mai" is played
Mori's brother George Ellison was also in the choir. They toured New Zealand every year, raising money for Maori missions and to support education for disabled students. 'Tirohia mokoia' is played.
Kahore he wahine e rite kia Hinemoa". Haka: "Uia mai koia', Mori recalls how this haka was introduced to the choir's repetoire.
She talks about their overseas tour, including visits to Ceylon, Egypt, Italy. They returned home just before the outbreak of World War II and held a couple of final concerts. the choir disbanded and she went nursing and then ran the family farm. "Aue e te Iwi e" is played.
She says Kiwi Records have re-released the choir's recordings.
She ends by singing "Me pehea ra e taea ai", unaccompanied.
- Students from South Otago High School.
- Waiata: "Awhi mai ra e Hine" sung by Wiki Baker and the New Zealand Māori Chorale. [ends mid-way]
Reference number 48127
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Ngā Taonga Korero Collection
Māori radio programs
Ethnic radio programs
Te Tai, Peter
Tirikatene-Sullivan, Whetu, 1932-2011
Ellison, Mori C. M.
Date 04 Dec 1986