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The Prince of Wales, Prince Edward, salutes well wishers from HMS Renown, as she enters Auckland Harbour. At the reception the Mayor presents the freedom of the city to the Prince, an an occasion marked with military parades and returned soldiers as guards of honour.

On Wednesday April 28 1920 Māori gathered at Rotorua to welcome the Prince. He also received Māori soldiers and veterans from Te Hokowhitu ā Tū (Māori Pioneer Battalion) at the Railway Station.

“HMS Renown entering Auckland harbour”
“The Prince’s first salute to New Zealand”
“On the boundary, the Mayor presents the freedom of the city”
“The Guard of Honour. Returned soldiers”
“Maori Reception to HRH The Prince of Wales. Rotorua. Wednesday, April 28th, 1920”
“At the Railway Station. Receiving returned Maori soldiers, and veterans.”
“The great Maori reception. The tribes’ welcome, consisting of war dances, hakas, dances of welcome, and poi dances.”

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Year 1920

Reference number F4095

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:08:47

Production company H. C. Gore & Company

Taonga Māori Collection Yes

Credits Photography: Henry C Gore

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