NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 29 Apr, 2021 23:30 am

'Unsanitary, brutal society': Kiwis celebrate anniversary Māori 'discovered' Britain

'Unsanitary, brutal society': Kiwis celebrate anniversary Māori 'discovered' Britain
'He saw families living in primitive, damp, unsanitary conditions and a brutal society.'

Photo / National Library of NZ On Tuesday Kiwis acknowledged and celebrated an anniversary many might not know about - Moehanga Day - the day Māori "discovered" Great Britain." It was a Facebook page detailing days in history that got social media buzzing with Moehanga Day celebrations.Happy Moehanga Day!Kiwis took to social media to join in the fun of Moehanga Day.

While Hongi Hika, pictured with missionary Thomas Kendall, visited England in 1820, he wasn't the first Māori to visit.While Hongi Hika, pictured with missionary Thomas Kendall, visited England in 1820, he wasn't the first Māori to visit.

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