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Maori language petition being delivered to Parliament on 14 September 1972.
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My mother Teri McIntyre being an adult student , would like to bring me to the weekly meetings at VU , as she said just to remind others that she was a grown up , with a 11 yr old daughter , that and that we were joined at the hip, so I do remember many of those occasions, particularly a talk by Bobby Sykes , the whole experience and many others with other groups my mother worked with MWWL showed taught me that political change is possible , that grass roots orgs can affect change, I have always been very proud of my mother for being part of a movement that changed the N Z she grew up in , ( not being allowed to speak Maori at school) ,I do remember the achievement of the first Maori spoken on the radio ,As the years have passed since my mothers early death in 1974, I have not been able to collect memories of my mother from those who knew her then to share with my brothers and nieces , yes I was that well behaved quiet gangly girl at my mothers side every week , hope to hear from you R
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