Māori sovereignty flag, 1990
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|Copyright||Reproduced courtesy of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa|
|Creator||Hiraina Marsden, designer, 1990 Linda Munn, designer, 1990 Jan Smith, designer, 1990|
|Identifiers||Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa number ME017399 TLF resource R4716|
|Source||Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa|
This is the flag of the Māori tino rangatiratanga (sovereignty) movement. Designed by Hiraina Marsden, Jan Smith and Linda Munn in 1990, the flag consists of three sections - black over white over red. The white stripe is broken by a circular, spiral-like koru pattern. The flag is made of nylon and measures 135 cm x 75 cm.
- This asset is a flag that has become an important symbol of the Māori tino rangatiratanga (sovereignty) movement, and has come to represent an alternative national flag, especially for Māori nationalists.
- It presents a design that represents the balance of the forces of nature and symbolises a white cloud rolling across the face of the land, as in the Māori name for New Zealand, Aotearoa (land of the long white cloud).
- It is a contemporary expression of Māori tino rangatiratanga (sovereignty) that has become an instantly recognisable symbol of Māori nationalism.
- It is a flag that has become a focal point for Māori protest, especially with regard to differing interpretations of the Treaty of Waitangi by Māori i and Pakeha (European New Zealanders) and the overall position of Māori in New Zealand society.
- It is an example of a protest item that has become a feature of the commemoration of Waitangi Day on 6 February each year, when Māori highlight grievances and call for the government to honour the Treaty of Waitangi.
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