WHINA COOPER (1895 – 1994) Dame Whina Cooper was born in northern Hokianga. Whina was a respected kuia, who worked for many years for the rights of her people, and particularly to improve the lot of Māori women. Her wide influence and nationally recognised activity led her to be acknowledged with awards in both the British and New Zealand Royal Honours Systems, and by her own people, who bestowed the title Te Whaea o te Motu (“Mother of the Nation”) upon her. She is best known for leading the famous 1975 land march (also called a hīkoi) from Te Hapua (in the far north) to Parliament in Wellington.
Size: 20 x 80cm
Medium: Illustration printed on vinyl on skateboard
Status: For Sale